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By: Franks, Norman.
Publisher: Grub Street, 1995. 1898697167: 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Seller ID: 942
Condition: Very Good
Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First Edition. SCARCE SIGNED COPY, pp218, with appendices, maps and index.An intriguing record of a young fighter pilot before he achieved fame as a test pilot. Wherever he was - Biggin Hill, North Africa or Italy - Neville Duke, against standing orders, kept an almost daily diary. Norman Franks was granted complete access to them, and provides here an edited version set within the context of what was happening elsewhere in WWII. S14. View more info
By: Norman Franks.
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing: 2003
Seller ID: 005121
Condition: As New
Hardback, As New, with dust wrapper, As New. With b&w illustrations and index. This book covers the adventures of 283, 284, 293 and 294 Walrus Squadrons, operating from North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Sardinia. The pilots, like their counterparts in England, knew of the dangers of landing on the sea. It was a daunting task attempting to rescue downed airmen as they had often to operate in bad weather, and near hostile coasts. Airmen who were bobbing about in dinghies, or even just in their Mae West life jackets, were difficult to locate. Rescues from the cold sea needed to be speedy affairs... View more info