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By George Mellinger,Jim Laurier

ISBN-10: 1846030412

ISBN-13: 9781846030413

by way of the tip of 1941 the Soviet Union was once close to cave in and its air strength nearly annihilated, leaving huge numbers of surviving pilots without plane to fly. to aid hinder this cave in the united kingdom finally provided a complete of 4300 Hurricanes and Spitfires to the USSR. After the USA entered the battle, the americans prolonged Lend-lease to incorporate direct provide to the Soviets in addition to the British, and one of the plane despatched have been virtually 10,000 combatants. even if the plane have been outmoded and infrequently fallacious to Russian stipulations, they served after they have been wanted, and a few Russian pilots turned Heroes of the Soviet Union flying Lend-lease plane. The Soviet govt attempted to hide or reduce the significance of Lend-lease combatants good into the Nineteen Eighties, and the pilots who flew them have been discriminated opposed to as 'foreigners'. merely lately have those pilots felt unfastened to confess what they flew, and now the attention-grabbing tale of those males can emerge.

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