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The Polish Fighters role in Ally Air Operations 1940-1942

Grzegorz Śliżewski

Abstract

This is the trial of how to put The Polish Fighters role in Ally Air Operations in the first stage of the second world war completly, showing the the Polish Air Force effort in the Western Europe, 1940-1942, in Ally Air Operations. PAF had comprised initially only a marginal part of France and Great Britain aviation, but within the time, after the France capitulation, PAF became more and more important force in the Ally camp. At the beginning of 1941 they had accounted for 9 % of fighters who were stationed in the UK, then they became the second as large national group in Royal Air Force. Not untill the second half of 1941, bigger Canadian Fighters groups did appeare on The Islands, they formed more national fighters units than the Poles. That situation changed more and more in the second half of 1942, when American units joined the battle over Europe. The Poles began to stand back also because of the equipment being used – The 8 Air Force Army of the USA standing in Great Britain had planes at their disposal which could operate over Germany and the main front of Air Force efforts moved there. The PAF fighters operated over France and Benelux countries in those days.
Record ID
UAM093926df11434ddab82efa52a2861fda
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Grzegorz Śliżewski Grzegorz Śliżewski,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Rola polskiego lotnictwa myśliwskiego w działaniach aliantów 1940-1942
Title in English
The Polish Fighters role in Ally Air Operations 1940-1942
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
history / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.3 history
Defense Date
28-06-2012
Title date
28-06-2012
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/2866 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
The Second World War, Polish Air Force, The Air Battle, French Air Force, Royal Air Force
Abstract in English
This is the trial of how to put The Polish Fighters role in Ally Air Operations in the first stage of the second world war completly, showing the the Polish Air Force effort in the Western Europe, 1940-1942, in Ally Air Operations. PAF had comprised initially only a marginal part of France and Great Britain aviation, but within the time, after the France capitulation, PAF became more and more important force in the Ally camp. At the beginning of 1941 they had accounted for 9 % of fighters who were stationed in the UK, then they became the second as large national group in Royal Air Force. Not untill the second half of 1941, bigger Canadian Fighters groups did appeare on The Islands, they formed more national fighters units than the Poles. That situation changed more and more in the second half of 1942, when American units joined the battle over Europe. The Poles began to stand back also because of the equipment being used – The 8 Air Force Army of the USA standing in Great Britain had planes at their disposal which could operate over Germany and the main front of Air Force efforts moved there. The PAF fighters operated over France and Benelux countries in those days.
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https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM093926df11434ddab82efa52a2861fda/

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