Spitfire Pilot

A Brilliant First-Hand Account of the Life of a Fighter Pilot Before and During the Battle of Britain
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Product Number: Z100138125
Released: Apr 17, 2018
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ISBN: #9781977329356
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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At the outbreak of the Second World War D. M. Crook, of No. 609 Squadron AAF, was at Yeadon, still undergoing his training; by the winter of 1939-40, he had his wings. Successfully applying to return to his Squadron, then on defense duties in northern England, Crook began to familiarize himself with their new fighter: the Spitfire. Soon they were posted to RAF Northolt, and it was at this time that Crook, much to his chagrin, was left grounded, undergoing knee surgery as they flew over Dunkirk. Following the Allied evacuation from France, Crook returned to the air and found himself facing the relentless sorties as the skies above Britain transformed into a battlefield. In one particularly frank passage, Crook recounts how he mistakenly shot down a Blenheim, going on to illustrate how easy it was for pilots to misidentify aircraft. Spitfire Pilot is a remarkable account of one officer's life in 609 Squadron during one of the most famous battles of the Second World War.

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Author(s): David M. Crook
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2018

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Author(s): David M. Crook
Product Number EB00729640
Released: Jul 20, 2018
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ISBN: #9781909808799

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