King of Airfighters: The Biography of Major

King of Airfighters: The Biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, VC, DSO MC

by Ira Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932033991
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2009
Series: Vintage Aviation Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Throughout his service at No. 74 Squadron Jones won several awards and decorations; being awarded the Military Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar and the Distinguished Service Order. Although having a reputation for crashing his aircraft when attempting to land, Jones recorded 37 victories in just 3 months whilst flying the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 during the First World War. After retiring in 1936, Jones was recommissioned after the outbreak of the Second World War, and flew briefly during the Battle of Britain. After retiring again at the end of the Second World War, Jones lived in Wales where he wrote three books on the RFC and RAF. He died in 1960 through complications after a fall at his home in Wales.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

I EARLY LIFE—PART I
II EARLY LIFE—PART II
III LEARNING TO FLY, AND FIRST TOUR OF DUTY IN FRANCE WITH NO. 40 SQUADRON
IV SECOND TOUR OF DUTY IN FRANCE WITH NOS. 74 AND 85 SQUADRONS
V KING OF AIRFIGHTERS
VI L’ENVOI

Author’s Acknowledgements

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