Soldier in the Cockpit
From Rifles to Typhoons in World War II
By (author) Ronald William Pottinger
Soldier in the Cockpit by Ronald William Pottinger
Book DescriptionIn October 1939, barely a month after World War II erupted in Europe, Ron Pottinger was conscripted into the British Army as a rifleman in the Royal Fusiliers. A year later, amidst pilot shortages due to losses during the Battle of Britain, he transferred to the Royal Air Force, where he began flying the 7.5-ton Hawker Typhoon fighter. He flew dozens of dangerous ground-attack missions over occupied Europe through bad weather, heavy flak, and enemy fighters before being shot down in early 1945 and ending the war in a German prisoner of war camp.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811733687
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ronald William Pottinger
Ron Pottinger served for six years during World War II, most of it flying combat missions in the Royal Air Force. He lives in England.
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