Nesbitt-Dufort, Wing Commander J.


Jarrolds, 1st ed., 173. 1st ed., 1973. 184 pp., photo-plates + 1 diagram. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A little edge-wear/repair to d.j., (not clipped) o/w V.G.+. - Nr.FINE. Commissioned in 1930 the author was posted to the celebrated No 25 (F) Squadron at Hawkinge. Five years later he joined the De Havilland School of Flying, and several of the 120 pupils he taught to fly became famous Battle of Britain pilots. At the outbreak of the Second World War the author was frustrated to find his services much in demand at RAF flying training schools before he was posted to operational duties, first with a Night Intruder squadron and then with Special Duty squadrons. His experiences flying agents in and out of Occupied France on cloak and dagger missions form a vivid and exciting part of his narrative. Later in the war he returned to test-flying and Night Fighters, finishing his second stint in the RAF commanding a mixed Spitfire-Mosquito Wing in Norway. The last six years of his flying career were spent in the Middle East as a captain on four-engined freighter aircraft. In all, the author flew over 100 different types of aircraft. SCARCE.

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