Cotton, Sqdn-Ldr. M. C. "Bush".


1st ed., 1995. Viii + 357 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 23 x 15cm. FINE. The author first saw action flying Hurricanes in 1941 with Number 43 Squadron, but soon he was promoted to take over a Hurricane flight on another famous fighter Squadron, Number 17, shortly destined to see out the war in Burma. He frankly discusses his colleagues, friends, enemies, his flying tactics and his feelings whilst fighting over the jungle in the face of chilling odds. Hurricanes over Burma is two books in one. The second is the memoirs of the author’s friend and former CO, Squadron Leader "Bunny" Stone. These comprise a personal account of his three-year tour with the RAF in the Far East, and are built around some 33 pen and ink drawings which he started in India after the first Burma campaign. His original drafts were drawn in an old logbook in Burma when he commanded No.17 Squadron during the first campaign and the retreat.

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