Featuring the diary entries of the airmen involved, a unique account of the epic battle for Malta as experienced by fighter pilots of Number 185 Squadron. In 1943, after helping to win the air war over Malta, the unit took part in the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy taking the fight to the enemy by bombing and strafing targets in support of Allied ground forces. Including rare combat and intelligence reports, Anthony Rogers provides the reader with a clear understanding of the war in the air. Life in Malta’s longest-serving fighter squadron is narrated as an often humorous and sometimes poignant tale – all the more so with the knowledge that some contributors never survived the war. Illustrated with a selection of b&w photographs.