HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

Pelly-Fry, James.


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1st ed., 1994. 392 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Training as a pilot in Britain in 1935, the author went to Egypt to join No.216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers ‘Valentia’ – a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! In the late thirties he was appointed Arthur Harris’ P.A. and his biography offers fascinating insight into ‘Bomber’ Harris throughout the war years. The author went on to command several bomber squadrons including No. 88 where, flying Bostons, he was one of the leaders of the raid on the Philips factory at Eindhoven. In 1943 Basil Embry recommended the author for a special appointment as an equerry to King George VI. A fascinating biography.


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