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The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Three

The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Three (Hardback)

Edited by Pitchfork, Graham
Foreword by Johns, Sir Richard

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Twelve years since The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Two was published, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork has compiled eighty-five obituaries of outstanding aviators. With a focus on personnel from a range of air forces, including the RAF, USAF, RCAF, RNZAF and SAAF, ther...e are a number of fascinating and distinguishable lives to read about. Those featured include MRAF Sir Michael Beetham, the longest-serving Chief of Air Staff in the RAF (apart from its founder Lord Trenchard); Brigadier General Paul Tibbets who commanded the USAAF bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Wing Commander 'Dal' Russel, a highly decorated wartime Canadian fighter pilot, whose logbook recorded kills in the Battle of Britain and the Normandy invasion. There is also Lettice Curtis, the first woman qualified to fly a four-engine bomber and who by the end of the Second World War had flown over 400 heavy bombers, 150 Mosquitos and hundreds of Hurricanes and Spitfires as part of her role in the Air Transport Auxiliary. The book includes a foreword written by former Chief of Air Staff, Sir Richard Johns.
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ISBN 9781911621928
Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
Publisher Grub Street
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781911621928
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Grub Street
Imprint Grub Street Publishing
Released 1 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Pitchfork, Graham
Foreword by Johns, Sir Richard
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Aviation Skills / Piloting
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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