By: Crook, D.M., D.F.C.

Price: $15.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good

104 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "A first-hand account of the most fierce and exciting air fighting of the war. The author is a member of the famous 609 Squadron which fought at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain, and shot down over 100 planes in record time. Most of the book was written while the Squadron was at readiness, wearing its Mae Wests and ready to take off - the result is that rare thing, a narrative which avoids any attempt at writing for effect and is therefore doubly effective and absolutely convincing. An added interest is that many of the incidents described will be familiar: the shooting down of a Dornier near Victoria Station, the Channel Battles and the September daylight battles over London, the great fight over Weymouth, in which the author earned his D.F.C., the battles over Portland and Southampton, and the shooting down of Major Wieck, the famous German ace." Previous owners name/place in ink and also a bookstore stamp on the front free endpaper, bump to the top corner of the text block and to the top fore-edge of the text block on most pages, ery light browning to pages, heavy bump to top corner of front board, a small dent on the spine edge, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has edge chips, creases and tears; fading to spine colour but still very legible, a crease down the spine, moderate rubbing, soiling on rear panel; now protected in a mylar sleeve.


Author Name: Crook, D.M., D.F.C.

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

Edition: Second Impression.

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1942

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

Seller ID: 30659

Keywords: World War II, Second World War, Aerial Combat, military Aviation, David Crook, Pilots, Fighter Pilots, Spitfires, Battle of Brtiain, Dunkirk, 609 Squadron, Royal Air Force, West Riding Auxiliary Squadron, Distinguished Flying Cross, Channel Battles, London, Weymouth, Portland, Southampton, Major Wieck, Personal Narratives, Biography, Me 109, Heinkel, Messerschmitt, Luftwaffe.,