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Ginger Lacey : Fighter Pilot (New) (Paperback) (Richard Townshend Bickers)

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Squadron Leader James Harry “Ginger” Lacey (1917–1989) was one of the top Royal Air Force pilots of World War II, shooting down twenty-eight enemy aircraft (plus another five classed as probables and nine damaged), a total that made him the second most-effective pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain.       Originally published in 1962 and now available in a new illustrated edition, this book tells the story of Lacey’s life and daring career in the air. In the process, Richard Townshend Bickers reveals what it was like not just for Lacey, but for all the young men charged with defending Britain’s skies at the nation’s most desperate hour.  Bickers, who served as an office in the RAF himself and knew Lacey in his later years, brings to life the danger, adventures, risks, and achievements that made up the daily lives of RAF pilots during the war; his book will thrill any military or aviation buff. 
Edition: New
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Series Title: Uniform Legends
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Richard Townshend Bickers
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51695713
UPC: 9781910500279
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7976

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