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

By: Hamilton, Alexander.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


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.

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

Author Name: Hamilton, Alexander.

Categories: Military - Aviation, Military - World War II,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Crecy: 1993

ISBN Number: 0947554343

ISBN Number 13: 9780947554347

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 29560

Keywords: Charles Pickard, Royal Air Force, RAF, World War II, Bruneval Raid, Tempsford, SOE, Lysander, Pilots, Night flying, Amiens, Halifax, Hudson, Mosquito, Wellington, Whitley, Czech 311 Squadron, Tiger Moth, Berlin, Alan Broadley, Sidney Carlin, Donald Caskie, C.W.H. Cox, Sir Basil Embry, France, Sir Lewis Hodges, Robin Hooper, Lee Howard, RAF Hundson, Bob Iredale, Kenya, London, Antonin Mans, Ming, Paris, Dorothy Pickard, Nick Pickard, Dominique Ponchardier, Prosper Network, Tangmere, Target for Tonight, Tony Wickham, RAF Wittering.,