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DavidIsby
28th July 2012, 21:03
My latest book, THE DECISIVE DUEL: SPITFIRE VS. 109, published by Little, Brown, is now available in hardcover and paperback editions at bookstores throughout the UK, as well as from on-line sources including Amazon.Com.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-Vs-109-Decisive-Skies/dp/140870305X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335533318&sr=1-1

A "dual biography" of the British Supermarine Spitfire and the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aircraft of the Second World War, the book traces their story from their origins with their brilliant designers, R.J. Mitchell and Willy Messerschmitt, through the race to design and deploy them before they met in combat over Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. Even after the decisive battles of 1940s, advanced versions of both fighters clashed repeatedly throughout the war, until their final battles over the Middle East in 1948-49.

I am grateful for the opportunity of having been able to use this forum to check facts for this book. I think you'll like it. More information is available on the book's website at:
http://SpitfirevsBf109.com


David Isby

DavidIsby
26th November 2012, 18:55
I am making available some 150 historical photographs on three boards at PINTEREST. I collected many more photos for THE DECISIVE DUEL than I was able to publish. These are mainly black and white photographs from the US National Archives on Second World War military aviation.

One reason I selected PINTERST for these photographs was that they could be posted in a large size suitable for downloading or use in their own research and the Comments function that would allow readers with more information to expand the captions.

http://pinterest.com/spitfirevsbf109/

DavidIsby
11th December 2012, 21:56
http://spitfirevsbf109.com/source-material/

I have posted some 30 documents on Second World War aircraft and air warfare for downloading at the website for my book THE DECISIVE DUEL: SPITFIRE VS 109.

I hope to add some more documents soon (as soon as technical issues permit)!

David Isby

DavidIsby
23rd November 2013, 13:53
http://spitfirevsbf109.com

I have made available for download an additional 50 or so source documents on Second World War aircraft and air operations added to the end of the list of documents already available on the Source Material page of THE DECISIVE DUEL website. These sources, in pdf format, include a selection of wartime USAAF intelligence material about the Luftwaffe, postwar statements by senior Luftwaffe leadership, US Strategic Bombing Survey documents, wartime US Army manuals, wartime German conference transcripts and wartime and postwar USAAF/USAF reports.

AAFIntell1944 file
Radio and Radar Tracking, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 54, 19 November 1944
GAR Sea Reconnaissance, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 32, 18 June 1944
Flak in the Pas De Calais, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary n. 23, 16 April 1944
German Photo Units, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary n. 29, 28 May 1944
A GAF Fighter Pilot Sounds Off, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary n.43, 3 September 1944
Air Attack & Morale II, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary n.43, 3 September 1944
Flak vs. Daylight Bombers, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 38, 30 July 1944
Fighter Encounter Reports, n. 12, 23 January 1944
Fighters over Wilhelmshaven, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n, 2, 14 November 1943

AAFIntell1945 file
Me262 Recovered Intact, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 75, 15 April 1945,
The JG300s, Converted Night-Fighter units, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 68, 25 February 1945
German Anti-Jamming Practice, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.68, 25 February 1945
Captured Documents Illustrate GAF Fuel Shortage, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 69, 4 March 1945
Notes of Enemy Aircraft and Units, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n, 69, 4 March 1945
GAF Fighter Operations, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 72, 25 March 1945
New Compensating Gunsight Found on FW-190 D-9, n. 79, 20 May, 1945
German Flak reports, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 80, 27 May 1945
GAF Fighter Formations, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.66, 11 February 1945
Company Front Tactics, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 61, 7 January 1945
Ar 234 Training Units, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.76, 22 April 1945
GAF Officer Reviews German Air Strategy and Tactics 1939 to 1945 Headquarters AAF Intelligence Summary, n.45-8, 30 April 1945
Me 163 vs. Spitfire and Notes on Enemy Flak, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.32, 18 June 1944
The 162, New Jet Fighter, Encountered in Combat, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary n. 76, 22 April 1945
More Notes on the Me-262, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n, 71, 18 March 1945 AND Details of the Jagdscholss, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 76, 22 April 1945
The Development of Me-262 Interception Tactics, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 71, 18 March 1945
GAF Pilots Compare Their Own and Allied Equipment, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 71, 18 March 1945
GAF Fighter Operations, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.71, 18 March 1945
GAF Trainer Units, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.75, 15 April 1945

USAAFETOFiles
The Impact of Allied Air interdiction on German Strategy for Normandy
The Uncertainty of Predicting Results of an Interdiction Campaign
The Control of Tactical Aircraft in the European Theater of Operations
The Tactical Air Force in the European Theater of Operations
Survey of Fighter Pilots in the Eighth Air Force

PostWarLuftwaffe Statements file
General Kessler statement
Edgar Petersen statement
Statement by Oberst Kogler, kommodore of JG 6
Fuehrer Naval Conferences Vol 1
Fuehrer Naval Conferences Vol 2
Fuehrer Naval Conferences 1939
FuehrerNavalConferences1944
Luftwaffe low level attacks
Statement by Field Marshal Erhard Milch
Statement by Field Marshal Erhard Milch
Statement by Field Marshal Erhard Milch
Statement by Field Marshal Erhard Milch
Statement by Field Marshal Erhard Milch
Memoir of General Koller, Luftwaffe CoS, April-May 1945
Interview with Willy Messerschmitt
The Goering Interrogation Part II, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 82, 25 June, 1945.
Defeat through Air Power Willy Messerschmitt, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.82, 25 June 1945
Goering Interrogated, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n.81, 9 June 1945

USSBS
The Effects of Strategic Bombing on German Morale volume 1
The Effects of Strategic Bombing on German Morale volume 2
The United States Strategic Bombing Surveys (European War)(pacific War)
The Effects of Strategic Bombing on Japanese Morale
Friedrich Seiler of Messerschmitt Interview
Kesselring Interview
p.43 of the defeat of the German Air Force
Werner Junck Interview
p. 44 of Defeat of the German Air Force
The Defeat of the German Air Force (missing p;. 43 and 44 in separate files)
Air Campaigns of the Pacific War

PacificandCBIfile
Reports on the Japanese Air Forces, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 80, 27 May 1945
Japo4enese Air Forces, USAFE Air Intelligence Summary, n. 79, 20 May 1945
Combat Evaluation of Zeke 52, with the F4U-1D, F6F-5, and FM-2. Technical Air intelligence Center report n. 17, November 1944.
Japanese Aircraft Combat Performance, Excerpts from Aircraft Action Reports and Battle narratives, February-May 1944
Navy Liberator vs. Japanese Planes, Battle Notes from the South Pacific, n. 26, 29 October 1943

US Manuals
AAC FM 1-40 Intelligence Procedures in Aviation Units 09 Sep 1940
FM 30-35 Military Intel ID of German Aircraft 1942
FM 30-30 ID of US Government Aircraft - 21 Feb 42
FM 30-39 Military Intel ID of Italian Aircraft 24 Oct 1941
FM 30-38 Military Intel ID of Japanese Aircraft 16 Mar 1942
FM 30-38 Military Intel ID of Japanese Aircraft 10 Mar 1941
FM 30-34 Military Intel ID of Soviet-Russian Aircraft 19

http://spitfirevsbf109.com

Jagan
23rd November 2013, 22:08
David, thanks for that.

one of the first links I tried to open came up as "Not Found" http://spitfirevsbf109.com/files/Me262RecoveredIntact.pdf

DavidIsby
15th December 2013, 22:21
http://spitfirevsbf109.com/

So, the guy in the White House is not the only one in Washington to have been having trouble with his website.

My apologies to those visitors to my site that were unable to download material from the SOURCE MATERIAL page. It has since been repaired.

thanks.
David Isby