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Fighter Pilots of the RAF, 1939-1945, 1984, by Chaz Bower, hardcover, published by Leo Cooper, 223 pages.
From the Introduction, by the author -----
My purpose in this book is primarily to give overdue recognition to those unknowns, but also to demonstrate the diverse types of men exemplifying the fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force during the 1939-45 struggle against German Nazidom and Italian fascism. In deference to further volumes already in preparation about pilots who served mainly in the Middle and Far East war theatres, Coastal Command, et al, I have deliberately restricted my selection of subjects herein to a cross-section of fighter pilots who fought their particular war mainly, if not exclusively, in the Northern European theatre. Of the men featured here some were indeed aces in the popular lay conception of achieving relatively high scores, but I would emphasize to the reader that pure 'acedom' has not been my criterion for inclusion. In the present era of computerized technology the role of the fighter pilot per se, as exemplified in the following pages, no longer exists in the RAF. The modern equivalent is very much more a highly skilled, professional segment of a superbly constructed weapons system. Yet let it never be forgotten that such a segment remains a human individual, not a robot, requiring all and possibly even more of those singular characteristics which comprised the fighter pilot of yesteryear. Whatever else may change, the essential human spirit remains.
The contents include -----
2 Geoffrey Allard
3 Colin Gray
4 Karel Kuttelwascher
5 Frank Carey
6 Edgar Kain
7 Max Aitken
8 James Nicolson
9 Archibald McKellar
10 Keith Truscott
11 Jean Demozay
12 John Braham
13 James Hallowes
14 Russell Bannock
15 Chesley Peterson
16 Patrick Jameson
17 Brian Kingcome
18 Donald Kingaby
19 The 'Invalids'
21 From the Cockpit
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