This commemorative book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of some of the men and machines that fought in that bitter, often titanic struggle, together with some of the extraordinary missions they flew.
Beautifully illustrated using an unparalleled collection of paintings, drawings and specially created maps from the archives of the Military Gallery, this book is not simply a collection of artwork; first and foremost it is a historically accurate recollection of events, painstakingly researched with the assistance of leading historians.
"One can read this book’s narrative and come out with a good sense of what the Eighth was all about. Or one can just look at the great works of art and appreciate the effort that went into each and the story that they represent. But it’s the combination of these that make this book very good." ~Air Power History
"...a truly awesome piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any WWII aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for US fighters and bombers from the WWII timeframe." ~Large Scale Planes
"...should be welcome on the shelves of any toy soldier or model figure hobbyist with an avid interest in air wars." ~Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures
"...painstakingly researched with the assistance of some of the leading historians on the subjects." ~ARGunners.com