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Fighter Boys

Fighter Boys

Saving Britain 1940

  • Author: Patrick Bishop
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0006532047
  • Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • Page: 434
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The author of "The Provisional IRA" now presents a dramatic pilot's eye view of the campaign that saved Britain from Nazi invasion and changed the course of history. of photos.

Last of the Ten Fighter Boys

Last of the Ten Fighter Boys

  • Author: Jimmy Corbin
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752468367
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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In 1940, against the backdrop of the Battle of Britain, 66 Squadron's commanding officier, Squadron Leader Athol Forbes, asked ten of his pilots to record their experiences of flying one of the greatest aerial battles ever waged. The Ten Fighter Boys, published in 1942, comprised the first-hand accounts of pilot officers and sergeants pilots from all walks of life among them was Sergeant Jimmy Corbin, who wrote the third chapter. He was 23 - old by pilot standards - and, like the rest of the squadron, based at Biggin Hill, Kent. Now, sixty years later, Flight Lieutenant Jimmy Corbin, Spitfire pilot, tells his extraordinary wartime story. He describes how an ordinary working-class boy from Maidstone was propelled into the thick of action in the skies over Kent during the summer and autumn of 1940. As the sole survivor of the original Ten Fighter Boys, Jimmy's story is all the more poignant now that the men who fought the Battle of Britain pass from living memory.

Ten Fighter Boys

Ten Fighter Boys

  • Author: Wing Commander Athol Forbes, D.F.C.,Squadron Leader Hubert Allen, D.F.C.
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007362463
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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The extraordinary stories of ten fighter pilots, told in their very own words during the Second World War.

Fighter Boy

Fighter Boy

Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot

  • Author: Barry Sutton
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445612240
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Battle of Britain memoir of Hurricane pilot Barry Sutton, DFC.

Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys: Saving Britain 1940-1945

Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys: Saving Britain 1940-1945

  • Author: Patrick Bishop
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007511035
  • Category: History
  • Page: 860
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Two of Patrick Bishop’s bestselling books, ‘Fighter Boys’ and ‘Bomber Boys’, are combined in one eBook edition.

Fighter Command, 1936–1968

Fighter Command, 1936–1968

An Operational & Historical Record

  • Author: Ken Delve
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1783408693
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Fighter Command from its formation in 1936 to 1968 when it became part of Strike Command. It includes descriptions of many notable defensive and offensive campaigns, the many types of aircraft used, weapons and airfields. The main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel, the squadrons in World War II, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfield locations and numbers of enemy aircraft downed.

By the Skin of My Teeth

By the Skin of My Teeth

The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea

  • Author: Colin Downes
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1783460377
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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A career pilot’s memoir of flying fighter jets through two wars and through the evolution of aviation technology. This is Colin Downes’s firsthand account of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with his personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to Downes’s graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This is followed by action-packed stories of flying propeller-driven fighters, Spitfires and Mustangs, during and just after the Second World War. Downes then tells of his unique experiences of front-line fighter operations when he flew jets with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. The final chapter covers the remainder of his RAF Service flying until retirement. By the Skin of My Teeth offers a cockpit view of some of the most pivotal battles of the 20th century and covers decades of technological advancements in aircraft development.

Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940

Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940

  • Author: Patrick Bishop
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007381182
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. This is their story.

Boeing Magazine

Boeing Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aeronautics
  • Page: N.A
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Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain

Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain

  • Author: Philip Kaplan
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1844155870
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary RAF fighter aces during the Battle of Britain. The accounts of the experiences of fighter pilots are based on archival research, diaries, letters, published and unpublished memoirs and personal interviews with veterans.