Moments of Triumph: Malta Air Combat
Donald Nijboer describes how the Spitfire Mk.V clashed with Macchi’s C.202 Folgore for supremacy over Malta in 1942
"Either, sir, we get the Spitfires here within days, not weeks, or we’re done. That’s it.” This was the stark reality uttered by Sqn Ldr Stan Turner to AVM Sir Hugh Lloyd, Air Officer Commanding Mediterranean Allied Coastal Forces, about the situation in Malta. It all began over the peaceful waters of the English Channel.