Osprey – Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe

Another good reading from Osprey – Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-1945 – and a must for anyone interested in the RAF during the war and the Spitfire in particular. This series was released about 20 years ago with over 120 titles published so far, and despite this, Osprey is still able to find very interesting subjects like this one. This is a first class source of information where the author, Andrew Thomas, is narrating concisely how 35 Spitfire pilots became an ace and 72 more increased their scores while flying the late Merlin-engine marks of the legendary British fighter in 1944 and 1945, mainly while fighting with the 2 TAF for the liberation of the occupied Europe. This book is, as usual, illustrated with plenty of photographs and 30 colour profiles, signed Chris Thomas. This volume is coming to complete a bit more, the long list of previous volumes already published by Osprey about  Spitfire aces.

Phil Listemann