Macmillan, Norman.


1st ed., 1929. 213 pp., frontis., + 8 photo-plates. Blue cloth ; 22 x 14cm. Covers faded ; rubbing to corners & top of spine ; 1 neat sig., (15/12/29) ; o/w contents clean & V.G. This is an autobiographical account of the author’s experiences during the First World War with 45 Squadron, RFC. Having learned to fly with the RFC he fought in France and Italy as a reconnaissance and fighter pilot. He was officially credited with eleven air victories and went on to be awarded the OBE, MC, and AFC. He graduated at Gosport School of Flying and became an RAF flying instructor of fighter pilots. He also commanded a special mobile emergency unit of the RAF. This book is a First World War classic and it gives a fantastic insight into the life of a RFC pilot over the Western Front and of the evolution during that period in the machines they flew.

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