Spitfire Pilot By Crook 1942 Scarce SIGNED 23 Battle Of Britain Pilots. A very Special Wartime copy of. Fabre and Fabre 1942 first edition 3rd Impression. Book is in very good condition for a 78 year old book of wartime printing standards. Dust Jacket is worn and some tears but well presented in clear removable cover. Spitfire Pilot is a first hand account of the Battle of Britain. The author recounts his experiences flying with 609 (West Riding) Squadron in 1940/41. During his first tour with which this book deals, he was credited with 7 Victories. Apparently most of the book was written whilst waiting at Readiness. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Signed on the half title page by 23 of the Few. R Appleford – 66 Sqn flew in Battle of Britain aged 18. Nigel Rose – 602 Sqn. Allan Wright – 92 Sqn DFC AFC 11 Victories + 5 Probables. Ken Wilkinson – 616 Sqn. Billy Drake – 1 Sqn Battle of France then 213 Sqn – 20 Victories. P Oliver – 611/603 Sqnshot down and baled out over Hastings. Later Prisoner of War. Keith Lawrence – DFC 234/603 Sqn later siege of Malta 185 Sqn. N Brown – AFC 611/41 Sqns. Peter Ayrest -DFC Battle of France/Britain 73 Squadron 5 Victories. William Walker – 616 Sqn. Geoffrey Wellum – 92 Squadron author of First Light. Bob Doe – DSO, DFC 234 Sqn 14 victories. Basil Stapme Stapleton – 603 Sqn 6 Victories – featured in Last Enemy. Percy Beake – 64 Sqn. Jimmy Corbin – 66 Sqn Ten Fighter Boys. D Drenchfield – 610 Sqn. E Smith – DFC/AFC 600 Sqn. J Freeborn – DFC 74 Sqn. J Down – 64/616 Sqns. R Jones – 64/19 Sqns crash-landed Hawkhurst. P Brown – 611/41 Sqns 3 Victories. Tony Iveson – DFC – 616/92 Sqns later retrained on Lancasters and flew 27 Ops with 617 Squadron Dam Busters. T Gray – 64 Sqn. Joe Atkinson 609 Squadron Typhoons. Paddy Bryne – David Crook was his Flight Commander at RAF Kingston. A one of a kind special copy of this book with an extensive selection of signatures from The Few some of which are scarce and a great association signature of Paddy Bryne. Happy to take questions. A very special book. The item “Spitfire Pilot By Crook 1942 Scarce SIGNED 23 Battle Of Britain Pilots” is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Military”. The seller is “simonsouthport” and is located in LANCASHIRE. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.
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