Military history

Flying Legends of World War II: Archive and Colour Photos of Famous Allied Aircraft

Flying Legends of World War II: Archive and Colour Photos of Famous Allied Aircraft

More than thirty Allied Forces' WWII aircraft types are illustrated in many rare and previously unpublished black and white and color photographs. Each type is described giving vital data on development history, combat record, famous pilots and significant air battles. Performance, range and weapon loads are also included. The unique color photographs are from the collection of the late William B. Slate, an aviation photographer who strove to capture the thrilling perspective that can only come from close-up, in-flight vantage points from an aircraft flying in formation.

Introduction

Chapter 1. Keep Them Flying

Chapter 2. Taming the Sky: Trainers

Chapter 3. Commanding the Sky: Fighters

Chapter 4. Striking from the Sky: Mud Runners and Heavies

Chapter 5. Supplying through the Sky: Transports