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A Soldier in the Cockpit: From Rifles to Typhoons in World War II
     

A Soldier in the Cockpit: From Rifles to Typhoons in World War II

by Ron W. Pottinger
 

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I could see a carpet of twinkling lights from the ack ack all along the rail sidings which bordered the canal. I dove onto these with my cannons going. Then suddenly, when the attention of all the guns turned on me, I realized how foolhardy I was being. I ran the guns along the row of rail trucks--opened the throttle wide and pulled straight up for the clouds--with

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I could see a carpet of twinkling lights from the ack ack all along the rail sidings which bordered the canal. I dove onto these with my cannons going. Then suddenly, when the attention of all the guns turned on me, I realized how foolhardy I was being. I ran the guns along the row of rail trucks--opened the throttle wide and pulled straight up for the clouds--with tracers crossing in front and on all sides of the plane.
Ron Pottinger started the war as a rifleman in the Royal Fusiliers, then transferred to the Royal Air Force, where he began flying the 7.5-ton Hawker Typhoon. He flew dozens of dangerous ground attack missions over occupied Europe through bad weather, heavy flak, and enemy fighters before being shot down and taken prisoner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811741538
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Ron W. Pottinger lives in England.

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