Escort Pilot Guarding the American Bombers Over Europe in World War II By Philip Kaplan, By Andy Saunders
Spitfire, Mustang, Lightning, Thunderbolt… in the darkest days of World War II, these legendary fighters escorted lumbering heavy bombers over enemy territory, providing protection, drawing cover, and taking on everything Germany’s Luftwaffe could throw at them.

Escort Pilot is the lavishly-illustrated celebration of these unique heroes, painstakingly researched and beautifully designed. It conjures up the lost world of these daring US, British, and other Allied pilots. Readers witness gripping, first-hand accounts of deadly dogfights over Germany, accompanied by warm, humorous personal reminiscences of life on the ground, accompanied throughout by hundreds of period photos and reproductions of vintage artifacts and keepsakes - many in full color.

Filled with engaging anecdotes, little-known fighter lore, and a wealth of fascinating and colorful details you’d expect – from favorite, long-forgotten local pubs to personalized flight jacket artwork – Escort Pilot is a richly evocative reminiscence of a heroic era and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabited it.
TitleEscort Pilot
SubtitleGuarding the American Bombers Over Europe in World War II
AuthorBy Philip Kaplan, By Andy Saunders
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published16 May 2017
Dimensions8.50 x 10.50in.
Illustrations77 color photos, 120 B&W photos.

About the author

Philip Kaplan, formerly an art director with Playboy, Atlanta, and Architectural Digest magazines, has written, coauthored, and designed thirty-eight books, including The Bird Farm, Silent Service, and The Bomber Aircrew Experience. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

Andy Saunders, from Hastings in England, is the author/coauthor of several military titles.

ISBNs: 9781510705128 978-1-5107-0512-8 Title: escort pilot category:HIS ISBNs: 9781510705173 978-1-5107-0517-3 Title: escort pilot category:HIS 
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