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WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.

Author Name    Hamilton, Alexander.

Title   WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   Reprint

Publisher    Crecy 1993

ISBN Number    0947554343 / 9780947554347

Seller ID   29560

206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface.

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