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Author: JOHNSTONE, SANDY, AIR VICE-MARSHAL. (ALEXANDER) Title: Enemy in the Sky: My 1940 Diary.
Description: Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1979.. 191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410864 B&w photographs. "In 1940 Great Britain faced one of the most critical periods in its history when Germany launched its air power across the English Channel. For a few nigh tmarish weeks the fate of the nation lay in the hands of its fighter pilots, 'Churchill's Few'. During those pivotal days Sandy Johnstone commanded the 602nd (City of Glasgow) Squadron stationed at Westhampnett. He kept a detailed diary of t h e s q u adron's activities. Flying their Spitfires, the pilots of the 602nd pitted themselves against the German threat, fighting for control of the airspace over their homeland. Johnstone himself was credited with eight kills and four probab le s.. Ev en tu ally the Battle of Britain was won. The 602nd Squadron's outstanding role in the victory, clearing the skies of enemy aircraft, is brilliantly brought to life again through the pages of this remarkable diary." Minor wrinkling a t t op/ bot to m o f s pin e, tiny light scuff on front board, very light edge wear, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsminor soiling, one small edge tear - taped, slight bro wnin g on spi ne. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good.
Keywords: World War Ii, Second, Royal Air Force, Raf, Fighter Pilots, Personal Reminiscences, Richard Atcherley, Jack Boret, Findlay Boyd, Drem, Dyce, Virginia Gilliat, Margaret, Archie Mckellar, Roddy Mcdowall, Pat Lyall, Westhampnett, Tangmere, Dunlop Urie,
Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23791
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