249 at Malta: Raf's Top-Scoring Fighter Squadron by Brian Cull ,Frederick Galea PDF

By Brian Cull ,Frederick Galea

ISBN-10: 1781555540

ISBN-13: 9781781555545

through the tip of 1941, following its participation within the conflict of england, 249 used to be published to Malta. Having been knowledgeable that its pilots will be required to fly from the deck of an plane service, extensive perform flights came about with Hurricanes equipped with long-range tanks, making shortened take-off runs from an airfield runway. And that used to be that. the next month, having been ferried to Gibraltar, the airplane have been off-loaded directly to the 'Ark Royal' and all 20 appropriately reached Malta. This was once the start of 249's Mediterranean experience within the defence of Malta. Spitfires may keep on with early in 1942 and by the point it moved to a brand new theatre of operations, 249 had claimed 245 air victories within the skies over Malta, generating many ace pilots akin to 'Screwball' Beurling, Laddie Lucas, Johnny Plagis, John Lynch, to call yet a few.

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