Escort Pilot by Philip Kaplan
Guarding the American Bombers Over Europe in World War II

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Anyone interested in a unique look at the American-Anglo air war effort after the Battle of Britain, would do well to read Escort Pilot: Guarding the Allied Bombers Over World War II in Europe. The use of personal memoirs is certainly a fascinating way to draw in and inform the reader, and the authors did that successfully.
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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.
 

About Philip Kaplan

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Philip Kaplan is a well-known military historian whose previous books include Round the Clock, Day Bomber Offensive," and Wolfpack," He lives in Cheltenham, England.
 
Published May 16, 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Michael J. Deeb on May 17 2017

Anyone interested in a unique look at the American-Anglo air war effort after the Battle of Britain, would do well to read Escort Pilot: Guarding the Allied Bombers Over World War II in Europe. The use of personal memoirs is certainly a fascinating way to draw in and inform the reader, and the authors did that successfully.

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