Flying Blind: The Story of a Second World War Night-fighter Pilot Flying Blind: The Story of a Second World War Night-fighter Pilot

Flying Blind: The Story of a Second World War Night-fighter Pilot

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** This electronic edition contains 92 black-and-white photographs ** 


Bryan Wild joined the RAF in 1940, a raw recruit not long out of school. Over the next 5 years he flew 14 different types of aircraft and saw action over Britain, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Germany. His memoirs capture the daily life of this Everyman of RAF pilots: the thrill of flying and experiencing a new aircraft for the first time; the frisson of night flying in the early days when planes were not equipped with inboard radar; the tedium of hanging around with nothing to do contrasting with the intensity and urgency of action; deep comradeships, and the devastating loss of friends in combat. Wild started the war with nine lives and ended up with just the one: he had close shaves with death in action but also freak accidents, such as radio breakdown in fog over the Welsh mountains, an undercarriage stick that broke off in his hand, goggles that caught on Spitfire cockpit hood during flight, causing a near-fatal spin at 1,000 ft; a runway collision with an errant cook wagon. This book portrays the flavor of wartime RAF life as much as one pilot's journey from boyhood to manhood. 


** This electronic edition contains 92 black-and-white photographs **

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2014
October 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fonthill Media
SELLER
FONTHILL MEDIA LLC
SIZE
12.2
MB

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