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Author Name    Johnstone, Sandy, Air Vice-Marshal. (Alexander)

Title   ENEMY IN THE SKY: MY 1940 DIARY.

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Publisher   San Rafael, California Presidio 1979

ISBN Number    0891410864 / 9780891410867

Seller ID   23791

191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In 1940 Great Britain faced one of the most critical periods in its history when Germany launched its air power across the English Channel. For a few nightmarish weeks the fate of the nation lay in the hands of its fighter pilots, 'Churchill's Few'. During those pivotal days Sandy Johnstone commanded the 602nd (City of Glasgow) Squadron stationed at Westhampnett. He kept a detailed diary of the squadron's activities. Flying their Spitfires, the pilots of the 602nd pitted themselves against the German threat, fighting for control of the airspace over their homeland. Johnstone himself was credited with eight kills and four probables. Eventually the Battle of Britain was won. The 602nd Squadron's outstanding role in the victory, clearing the skies of enemy aircraft, is brilliantly brought to life again through the pages of this remarkable diary." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light scuff on front board, very light edge wear, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, one small edge tear - taped, slight browning on spine.

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