For Fifteen Bob a Day: The Story of a Young 22 Year Old Nz 485 Squadron Pilot in WWII

For Fifteen Bob a Day: The Story of a Young 22 Year Old Nz 485 Squadron Pilot in WWII

by Clinton Mhic Aonghais

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For Fifteen Bob a Day: The Story of a Young 22 Year Old Nz 485 Squadron Pilot in WWII by Clinton Mhic Aonghais

The true account of the life of 485 New Zealand Spitfire Squadron sergeant pilot from South Auckland, who in the words of fellow WW2 fighter pilot Johnnie Houlton,, was a happy-go-lucky type, with a gift for getting himself into trouble without even trying. In the words of another friend and pilot, Max Collett, he was as mad as a March hare...! As an average young colonial lad exemplifying exuberance in youth, the author's namesake, Clinton McInnes, would challenge his father in stepping up to the challenges and hardships of the war, and ultimately life itself ...... He would achieve his aspiration and dream of flying for his hoped for squadron, along with finally being awarded Pilot Officer status. In living his young life to the full he would discover friendship and his love in family, to leave his mark for posterity. In so doing he would unwittingly prove Pilot Officer Prune's contention that apples, if they were our genes, do not fall far from their tree.

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ISBN-13: 9781490756509
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2015
Pages: 644
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.42(d)

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