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Malta Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942

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'The Germans had watched our arrival on radar and that afternoon all Hell broke loose over the Maltese airfields. In spite of strenuous efforts by the fighters and anti-aircraft gun defenses, the Ju 87 and Ju 88 dive-bombers and strafing Messerschmitts managed to damage and destroy several of the newly delivered aircraft on the ground.'

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 19th 2011 by Frontline Books (first published September 2010)
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Feb 03, 2011 KOMET rated it it was amazing
This book is, in a larger sense, the author's distillation of his experiences as an RAF Flight Lieutenant in 601 Squadron during his tour of duty on the island of Malta in the Spring of 1942. At that stage of the war, Malta served as a linchpin in Britain's ongoing efforts to retain a presence in North Africa and the Mediterranean against the Axis Powers. From Malta, British air and naval vessels would harry German and Italian ships sending supplies to Rommel in the Western Desert during the hei ...more
Joe Frankie
This was the tipping point for Malta. It is a well-articulated description of ten weeks based on the authors diary and sketches. Denis was an artist first and pilot prior to the war. He was immediately pressed into service into as Britain entered the war. The ten weeks described by the author is an interesting view from a lover of humanity and art going through the drill of flying, fighting, and taking care of the "new" guys. An interesting personal description of the emotions, trials, and the p ...more
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i really like true war storys about a soldiers who is alive to tell the story
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Denis Barnham was an artist and writer. During the second World War he joined the RAF and was posted as a Pilot Officer to 65 Squadron in April 1941. In July he was posted to 609 Squadron and on 8th November, while being chased by two Fw 190s, turned and shot one of them down. In March 1942 he was again posted, this time to 154 Squadron, but the following month he joined 601 Squadron as a flight c ...more
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