This is the story of Allied fighter pilots and the part they played in all the principal operational theatres of World War II. It also tells of life on the wartime airfield and how ground crew kept the aircraft ready for action either in the bitter cold of a Scottish winter or the sweltering heat of the North African desert. The book brings home the nervous strain caused by the constant readiness demanded by all those involved with fighter squadron combat and the intense comradeship created in each fighting unit.
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Books Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
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I bought this book based on the title FIGHTER PILOTS In World War II. Well there was very little to do with fighter pilots in this book. It dealt mainly with what life is like for ground crew, and those who worked on an RAF base during WW II. Only at the very end of the book did it deal with aircrew. I doubt if Mr. Halpenny actually served as RAF aircrew, and if he did it was probably as a gunner. I would not recommend this this book to anyone who is primarily interested in the life and times of a pilot in WW II.