Fighting High - World War Two - Air Battle Europe: v. I

Author(s): Steve Darlow

Military History

Based on extensive interviews, first-hand accounts, original research, and archive sources Fighting High tells the story of those who took to the skies to oppose the Axis powers during World War Two. World War Two military aviation author Steve Darlow brings together twenty-one accounts of extreme bravery, heroism and sacrifice. The stories in Fighting High - World War Two - Air Battle Europe, Volume 1, span the entire war, from the early days of defending against the might of the Luftwaffe through to the exercising of Allied air superiority in the latter days of the conflict. Each story is told at a personal level, set within the context of the ferocious European air battle. In totality an exciting, vivid, graphic and moving account of what the airmen went through when they were 'Fighting High'.


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Steve Darlow is a critically acclaimed military aviation author who has written numerous books detailing the experiences of those who fought during the Second World War.

Introduction Chapter 1: A Blenheim Boy's Battle of France (A navigator's harrowing experience - shot down in France) Chapter 2: Gordon Mitchell - One of the Few (The tragic loss of a Battle of Britain pilot) Chapter 3: A True Heroine (The extraordinary heroism of a WAAF) Chapter 4: Not Likely to Forget (A Bomber Command pilot runs the gauntlet) Chapter 5: With Pleasure Your Majesty (A fighter pilot returns from a successful combat to be greeted by the King!) Chapter 6: Chivalry over Sicily (A Spitfire pilot's account of coming face to face with his enemy Chapter 7: Ace in a Day (The combat reports of a Beaufighter ace) Chapter 8: We Still Remember (The story behind the last flight of a B-17) Chapter 9: Bravery on Instinct (Extraordinary courage following a crash landing on a Cretan beach) Chapter 10: Heroes All (The loss of an American bomber crew) Chapter 11: Into Enemy Arms (A B-17 pilot's extraordinary tale of survival) Chapter 12: Screaming for help (The combat reports of a Mustang Ace) Chapter 13: We Gave our Today (The story behind the loss of two distinguished pilots over Normandy) Chapter 14: Night Fight over France (Bomber Command battles the Luftwaffe) Chapter 15: Kriegie Doodles (Etchings from a POW logbook) Chapter 16: Ace Mosquito Team (The combat reports of one of Canada's top Mosquito aces) Chapter 17: Dear Mom (The tragic loss of a Halifax bomber crew) Chapter 18: Hurricane over the Adriatic (A Hurricane pilot's experiences of low-level shipping attacks) Chapter 19: Wood Where the Bombers Came Down (Unravelling the story of a terrible collision) Chapter 20: First Light at Little Snoring (Memories stirred at a disused World War Two airfield) Index

General Fields

  • : 9780956269607
  • : Fighting High Ltd
  • : Fighting High Ltd
  • : 0.839
  • : August 2009
  • : 275mm X 210mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Darlow
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.544
  • : 128
  • : 95 colour photos, 86 bw photos, 12 aircraft illustrations, 4 maps