First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies above Britain

First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies above Britain

by Geoffrey Wellum

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471426271
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/07/2003
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 71,619
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

GEOFFREY WELLUM was born in Walthamstow, England, and educated at Forest School. At age seventeen, he joined the RAF on a short-service commission in August 1939 and served with the 92nd Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. In March 1942 he joined the 65th Squadron as Flight Commander and, later that year, led a group of eight Spitfires in the relief of Malta during Operation Pedestal. He later served as a test pilot on Typhoon fighter planes and as a gunnery instructor until the end of the war. He remained with the RAF after the war, retiring in 1961 to take a position as a commodities broker in London. He now lives in Cornwall, England.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Prologue.

Ab Initio.

Ad Astra.

Fighter Squadron.

First Light.

Mars, God of War.

Brief Encounter.

Parting Day.

Snappers About.

Convoy Pair.

Over There.

White Cliffs.

Twilight.

Beyond the Hill.

Return to the Fray.

Operation Pedestal.

White Clouds.

Epilogue.

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