Griffon Spitfire Aces by Andrew Thomas
(Aircraft of the Aces)

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Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter ofWorld War 2. Squadrons moved to southeastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, and daring pilots tipped the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb and became "doodlebug aces." Andrew Thomas also investigates the role played by the modified Spitfire squadrons after the V1 offensive, both in the attack on Germany and after the war in Malaya and Palestine. First-hand stories, photographs and color profiles complete this account of the aces who flew the most powerful Spitfire variant ever built.

About Andrew Thomas

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Andrew Thomas is one of Britain's pre-eminent RAF researchers, having published numerous squadron histories and seven volumes in the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series. He is presently a serving officer in the RAF. The author lives in Lincolnshire, UK.
Published March 19, 2013 by Osprey Publishing. 96 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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These specially-equipped Spitfire fighters, along with their pilots, were the topic of Griffon Spitfire Aces, the 81st book in the "Osprey Aircraft of the Aces" series.

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