Kittyhawk Pilot

Kittyhawk Pilot

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by Michel Lavigne
     
 

This is the true inspirational story of James “Stocky” Edwards, Canada’s top living fighter pilot. The story begins in Battleford, Saskatchewan where Stocky grew up. During his childhood, shooting partridge, and working hard, Stocky learned the lessons that would serve him well during the Desert War. The story progresses through Stocky's training

Overview

This is the true inspirational story of James “Stocky” Edwards, Canada’s top living fighter pilot. The story begins in Battleford, Saskatchewan where Stocky grew up. During his childhood, shooting partridge, and working hard, Stocky learned the lessons that would serve him well during the Desert War. The story progresses through Stocky's training and then his posting over seas to the Desert War where he flew the P-40 Kittyhawk. This is the incredible story of a young Canadian who goes to war and becomes a superior pilot and leader of men.
This book was written by Michel Lavigne and Stocky Edwards and first published in print in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011215735
Publisher:
Michel Lavigne
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
567,335
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, in 1944, J.P.A. Michel Lavigne is an enthusiastic aviation historian, particularly in the field of Canadian fighter pilots, 1939-1945. He has written five books on the subject, three of them co-authored with Wing Commander James F. Edwards. Né à Victoriaville, Québec, en 1944, J.P.A. Michel Lavigne est un historien passionné d'aviation, en particulier les pilotes de chasse canadiens de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Il a écrit cinq livres sur le sujet, dont trois en collaboration avec le W/C James F. Edwards.

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Kittyhawk Pilot 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will lull you to sleep like nothing else. Totally lost interest two-thirds of the way through. Kept hoping it would get better - it didn't.
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I was aware of the african campain but this brought to life the actual struggle as it happened. Well worth reading. Well writen and hard to put down Al Phillips
VaOkie More than 1 year ago
An interesting insight to the aerial battlefields of North Africa as well as life on the ground between sorties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be nicely filled with facts and detailed, however it reads like a sub standard after action report for the most part. Still it gave me a good overall understanding of what these guys went through, which I think is worthwhile.
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capnbill1 More than 1 year ago
This is the sotry of the African air campaign wich has been overlooked for a long time. Goes into detail about who shot wdown who and from what air group they belinged to. Go for those researching the air war. Overall, I felt the author did a good job of showing the hardships these pilots endured in this crucial campaign.