Fighter Pilot's Summer: Sequel to the Best-Selling Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot's Summer: Sequel to the Best-Selling Fighter Pilot

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Overview

Fighter Pilot's Summer: Sequel to the Best-Selling Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey, Franks Norman L. R.

Unknown to almost everyone Paul Richey started this sequel to his acclaimed book Fighter Pilot in 1941, but was unable to continue it beyond the initial chapters. Now, aviation author and historian Norman Franks, by gaining exclusive access to Paul’s papers and diaries, has completed the work.

Richey, despite being seriously wounded in the Battle of Britain, returned to fly a tour of operations from RAF Biggin Hill in 1941 as a flight commander in 609 (West Riding) Squadron, RAuxAF, and gain a bar to the DFC he won in France. Fighter Pilot’s Summer is the story not only of 609 Squadron’s offensive war during that momentous summer, but also of Paul’s exploits to the end of the war at Fighter Command HQ and then in India and Burma.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904010623
Publisher: Grub Street
Publication date: 09/19/2004
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Previous titles for Pen and Sword include InThe Footsteps of the Red Baron (co-authored with Mike OConnor), The Fighting Cocks, RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma, Dogfight, The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain (with Nigel McCrery) and Dowdings Eagles. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation, being one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject.

He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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