Jackson, Robert.


1st ed., 1983. 170 pp., photo-plates. Blue cloth; 23 x 16cm. V.G. During his remarkable aviation career Douglas Bader overcame the severe handicap of the loss of both of his legs in a flying accident and rose to become Group Captain with a personal score of 22.5 victories. With the ending of daylight mass-bombing attacks by the Luftwaffe against Britain, Fighter Command prepared for offensive operations over enemy-occupied France. For such raids wing rather than squadron strength was considered necessary and Bader will always be remembered for his appointment to lead the Tangmere Wing early in 1941. A superb biography of one of aviation’s most outstanding Second World War heroes.

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