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
Series :
Illustration :
270 photos, 35 in colour, 6 maps, 10 tables, 10 colour profiles
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ISBN : 9781911512585

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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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.


A good portion of the book was a surprise to this author, covering as it does the flying role that the FAB played in Italy during the war, mainly with P-47 Thunderbolts and which I knew nothing of. So, plenty of interest here.
The Catalina News

An excellent overview of a little known chapter of the air war.
Classic Wings

I must say I have never really thought of Brazil as a member of the Allied forces but they played their part to the full as much as they could and this book goes a long way to telling us their story...4/5 for this very informative book, ideal for Mil Hist buffs and model makers.
Army Rumour Service

I found this a very interesting read on a relatively obscure subject...A thoroughly enjoyable read, recommended.
Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

Part four of the publisher's 'Latin America at War' series, this is an interesting story, well told and well-illustrated.
Aeroplane Magazine

The book is packed with images, maps and colour profiles (including a few colour period images) something completely new to the majority of us and very interesting reading especially for enthusiasts of U.S. aircraft of the period.
Air Modeller

[Brazilians at War] brings plenty of good information, which should be equally interesting to history fans and modelers.