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SPITFIRE ACE OF ACES : The Wartime Story of Johnnie Johnson

Author: Dilip Sarkar
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : AMBERLEY, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only official biography, written with the co- operation of Johnson's family. A remarkable pilot, he flew 1000 missions, was never shot down and notched up 38 enemy 'kills' the highest total of any RAF pilot. Johnnie Johnson is a character literally straight out of the pages of 'Boys Own'.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J E Johnson; J E Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dilip Sarkar
ISBN: 9781445604756 1445604752
OCLC Number: 756058733
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Glossary Introduction 1 First Blood: Prelude to Excellence 2 The Bader Factor: Tangmere Wing 3 Bader's Bus Company: Still Running 4 Squadron Commander: Rhubarbs & JUBILLEE 5 Wing Commander (Flying): Greycap Leader 6 127 Wing: Tactical Air Force 7 Staff Appointment: 'My Closest Shave of the War' 8 144 Wing: Shot & Shell 9 D-Day: 'Looking Down into Hell' 10 Normandy: Overtaking the Sailor 11 Normandy: Top Scoring Fighter Wing 12 Normandy: Search & Destroy 13 127 Wing: The Long Trek 14 Johnnie Johnson: Top Scoring RAF Fighter Pilot 15 Conclusion: 'A Marvellous Life' Appendix: Johnnie Johnson's Aerial Combat Claims Acknowledgements Bibliography List of Illustrations Index
Responsibility: DILIP SARKAR.

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The biography of the RAF's top fighter pilot, Johnnie Johnson who shot down more enemy aircraft than any other RAF pilot during the Second World War.  Read more...

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