Tag Archives: Malta

‘Five’ versus the Lightning

Air battle over Malta 1942.  The Spitfire Mk. V takes on the C.202 Folgore for air supremacy.  By Donald Nijboer “Either, sir, we get the Spitfires here within days, not weeks, or we’re done. That’s it.” 
Squadron Leader Stan Turner to Air Officer Commanding Sir Hugh Lloyd about the situation on Malta. It all began over the peaceful […]

Spitfire V vs. C.202 Folgore 1942-43 Cover

My newest book, Spitfire V vs. C.202 Folgore, will be available in April/2013.  The cover artwork created by Gareth Hector is now complete.  The combat scenes are described below. Spitfire VC cover art Future ranking Malta ace Sgt George Beurling claimed his fifth and six victories in defence of the beleaguered island on 10 July […]

At the Printer

My fourth Duel Series book, Spitfire V vs. Mc. 202, is at the printers and will be available in 2014.  The Spitfire Mk V and Italy’s Macchi Mc 202 were probably the most evenly matched fighters of World War II.  In terms of  overall performance the Mc 202 had the edge.  But when it came […]