The Burma Air Campaign 1941-1945


By: Michael Pearson
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781526743800
Published: 2nd May 2018
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£11.99

The Burma Air Campaign 1941-1945

The scene is set with an overview of the respective states of the RAF and Japanese Airforce, and an explanation of how the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) came to be in China.

There is a concise description of air ops covering the Japanese invasion of Indo China, Malaya and Singapore, together with a close study of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, which altered the air/sea power equation.

The main emphasis is on the use of air power both offensive, defensive and air transport during the protracted Burma Campaign. This embraces operations in the Arakan and the various Chindit long range penetration expeditions. These relied almost totally on air supply and evacuation.

In the later stages of the War, the US and RAF combined forces and predictably this was not without controversy. Few realize that US B29s operating from India attacked Japan itself.

Finally the role of ground attack aircraft against the retreating Japs played a significant part in the Allied advance in Burma.

 




Some books that may interest you

The Normandy Invasion, June 1944
The Normandy Invasion, June 1944
By: Col Roy Stanley II USAF

Going to Extremes
Going to Extremes
By: Stephen Wade

The Dieppe Raid
The Dieppe Raid
An Official History

Charge!
Charge!
By: Digby Smith

Brentwood in the Great War
Brentwood in the Great War
By: Stephen Wynn

Operation Barbarossa and the Eastern Front 1941
Operation Barbarossa and the Eastern Front 1941
By: Michael Olive, Robert Edwards

Three in Thirteen
Three in Thirteen
By: Roger Dunsford

Dowding's Eagles
Dowding's Eagles
By: Norman Franks

Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward
By: Colin Hodgkinson



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.