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Last of the few : 18 Battle of Britain fighter pilots tell their extraordinary stories

Author: Dilip Sarkar, (Historian)
Publisher: Stroud : Amberley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"2,927 aircrew of RAF Fighter Command fought and won the Battle of Britain in 1940, 544 lost their lives in action. They flew to battle in Spitfires and Hurricanes, Defiants and Blenheims, although it is the two former fighter types & ndash; single-seaters both & ndash; that still inspire and capture our imagination. Dilip Sarkar relates the stories of 18 pilots, researched through personal interviews,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dilip Sarkar, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781445602820 1445602822
OCLC Number: 747915676
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Glossary Introduction 1. Pilot Officer C.F. Currant: 605 Squadron, Hurricane Pilot 2. Flight Lieutenant P.M. Brothers: 32/257 Squadrons, Hurricane Pilot 3. Sergeant R.C. Nutter: 257 Squadron, Hurricane Pilot 4. Sergeant J. Stokoe: 603 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot 5. Pilot Officer G.H.E. Welford: 607 Squadron, Hurricane Pilot 6. Squadron Leader B.J.E. Lane: 19 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot 7. Sergeant B.M. Bush: 504 Squadron, Hurricane Pilot 8. Sergeant G. Stevens: 151/213 Squadrons, Hurricane Pilot 9. Pilot Officer W.L.B. Walker: 616 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot 10. Sergeant T.G. Pickering: 501 Squadron, Hurricane Pilot 11. Flight Sergeant G.C. Unwin: 19 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot 12. Sergeant D.G.S.R. Cox: 19 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot 13. Pilot Officer K.A. Lawrence: 234/603 Squadrons, Spitfire Pilot 14. Pilot Officer R.L. Jones: 64/19 Squadrons, Spitfire Pilot 15. Sergeants D.H. Nichols & P.H. Fox: 56 Squadron, Hurricane Pilots 16. Sergeant K.A. Wilkinson: 616/19 Squadrons, Spitfire Pilot 17. Pilot Officer W. Cunningham: 19 Squadron, Spitfire Pilot Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Index
Responsibility: Dilip Sarkar.

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Spitfire and Hurricane fighter pilots recount their experiences of combat during the Battle of Britain.  Read more...

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