Fragile Hero

Fragile Hero


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This book follows the lives of two fictional characters, Mark Sinclair and Susan Dawson, whose lives were forever changed by the events in the summer of 1940. Here we discover the real story of the raw courage that cannot be measured by medals and awards. Fragile Hero is drawn from multiple true life accounts of the men and women who fought and died, often horribly in their burning aircraft. Most characters you will recognise, others not so much. Hugh Dowding, Keith Park, Douglas Bader, Adolf Galland, Hermann Goering, and Pauline Fowler, founder of the ATA. We meet the Olympic champion who became a Spitfire ace, and the always cheerful, Eric Lock, who became the battles highest scoring Ace, before vanishing on his last mission.
Published on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force, it is dedicated to those that fought and died in the battle. After the war, many became good friends. Too many, to this day, lie at the bottom of the English Channel in their wrecked planes, listed only as Missing in Action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987054552
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Stephen Challis was born in the UK. He served in the Royal Air Force for 5 years, and 21 years in the British Police Force. He immigrated to the USA in 2008 and married in Alaska then moved to Kentucky, where currently resides with his wife and runs a firearms training school. He has published several books on gun rights in the USA, and is active in the NRA. Fragile Hero is his 4th historical fiction novel. Please visit my facebook: or website:

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