Ginger Lacey: Fighter Pilot

Ginger Lacey: Fighter Pilot

by Richard Townshend Bickers
     
 

Who shot down more enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain than any other fighter pilot? Sgt. Pilot J. H. Lacey. Who shot down the Heinkel 111 which had just bombed Buckingham Palace? Ginger Lacey, again. Yet Ginger Lacey was almost unknown outside the RAF because, at that time, the papers seldom referred to him by name, and because his natural modesty made him shun… See more details below

Overview

Who shot down more enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain than any other fighter pilot? Sgt. Pilot J. H. Lacey. Who shot down the Heinkel 111 which had just bombed Buckingham Palace? Ginger Lacey, again. Yet Ginger Lacey was almost unknown outside the RAF because, at that time, the papers seldom referred to him by name, and because his natural modesty made him shun the limelight. He went on to serve as an instructor, work on airborne weapons development, and command a famous fighter squadron in the Far East. Unorthodox, autocratic in his command but resentful of unreasonable interference from those above him, Ginger Lacey was a slim, pale, boyish-looking man with a fantastic gift for leadership, sharp eyes, bravery, and an innate sense of timing. He died in 1989.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780709060956
Publisher:
Hale, Robert Limited
Publication date:
11/05/1997
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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