Brazilians at War

Brazilian Aviation in the Second World War

Santiago Rivas

The organisation, development and activities of the Brazilian Air Force during the Second World War.
Publication date:
November 2017
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
LatinAmerica@War
Illustration :
270 photos, 35 in colour, 6 maps, 10 tables, 10 colour profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911512585
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Overview
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• There are no books covering this story currently
• It's an almost unknown part of WW2, despite a lot of operations in the Brazilian theatre and some German submarines were sunk
• Brazilian aviation flew in the Italian theatre during the war

When the Second World War erupted, Latin America - despite being initially neutral - became part of it. Brazil, with its large provision of goods to the Allied Powers, was soon a victim of the Axis submarines - leading to the urgent development of an anti-submarine aviation arm. As it was developed, it also sent a fighter squadron and an observation unit to the Mediterranean Front - taking part in the operations over Northern Italy and supporting the Brazilian ground forces, as well as other Allied units, until the end of the war. This book covers the story of both the operations along the Brazilian coasts and on Italy and contains a large volume of information that is not been published in English before, including many photographs, and colour profiles of the aircraft.