Raiders of the Reich: Air Battle Western Europe, 1942-1945 (Airlife's Classics S.)

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This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, much of it told by the pilots and air crew who took part. It spans the period between 1942 and 1945, and covers the encounters between the Luftwaffe and the air forces of the USA, Britain and the Commonwealth.

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