“Books like 201st Squadron: The Aztec Eagles: The History of the Mexican Pilots Who Fought in World War II are specialized and usually can be found only on internet. This was new to me and a valuable addition to my WWII library.”
In April of 1945, just before the end of the Second World War, Mexico sent an air contingent to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with the Allied Forces: the 201st Fighter Squadron.
The thirty pilots who made up the air squadron did not fight Nazi Germany or Italian fascism, but Japanese imperialism in Luzon and Formosa.
Using unedited sources, declassified reports, old military files, and the testimonies of pilots and other contemporary witnesses, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano revives important characters, the missions, heroic facts, and tragedies, and analyzes the legacy of the 201st Squadron like never before.