GUNNING FOR THE ENEMY: WALLACE MCINTOSH, DFC AND BAR, DFM.

Rolfe, Mel.


£25.00




Grub Street, 1st ed., 2003. 190 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. This is the story of one of Scotland's greatest heroes, Wallace McIntosh. Born into grinding poverty he was finally accepted by the RAF, after first refusing him, for the lowliest of jobs. Only by a fluke was he then trained as an air gunner. During his time with 207 Squadron, based at Langar, Notts and Spilsby, Lincs, he flew over fifty sorties in World War II. Wallace, who shot down eight enemy aircraft with one probable, was widely believed to be Bomber Command's top sharpshooter amongst air gunners. His prodigious memory for detail enables him to recall numerous amazing escapes from death by day and night.


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