Publisher: IBN Editore
NORTH AFRICA AIR BATTLES
The Air battles of the last two months of 1941 are examined in this study. Operation Crusader was at the time in progress.
After making two unsuccessful attempts to push back the Italo-German army in the spring-summer, the Commonwealth undertook its greatest offensive since the start of the war.
The basic philosophy was to have such a superiority of force in the field to be sure of the success of the operation. In the end such strategy was victorious, even if practically all the single battless in the field were won by the Axis forces of the Italo-German army retreated to the border of Tripolitania, losing a large quantity of men and material. Many air battles accompanied all the campaign for almost a month from November 18 until well into the end of December. In the last part these were carried out in the sky above the retreating Italo-German army.
Printed on: June 2011
Format: 17 x 24 cm