THE FLEDGLING: AN AERIAL GUNNER IN WORLD WAR I ' THE EPIC OF A VOLUNTEER AIRMAN.

Whitehouse, Arch.


£25.00




1st ed., 1964. 307 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 21 x 14cm. V.G. At the outbreak of World War I the author, British-born but then a teenager living in New Jersey, left home to join the Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Soon he was a gunner in one of the aerial crates that were the precursors of the Spitfires of the Second World War. He flew in 'Fees' and 'Brisfits', later trained as a pilot on the Sopwith Pup and Camel. He ended up with high honours in the RFC as a result of his absolute fearlessness in various battles with German flying aces over the battlefields of Flanders. A vivid account of a First World War gunner.


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