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Description - Clive Caldwell, Air Ace by Kristen Alexander

'His courage, determination, skill and his undoubtedly outstanding ability as a leader are an inspiration to his wing and worthy of the highest praise.' Extract from Distinguished Service Order citation Clive Caldwell was officially attributed with more than 27 victories and became Australia's highest scoring fighter pilot in World War II. In addition, he became an Ace in both the Middle East and Pacific theatres - the only Australian pilot to attain this status. Kristen Alexander has had unrivalled access to Caldwell's personal papers as well as official and privately held records. She vividly brings to life Caldwell's aerial exploits and presents a man driven to carry out his duty. Originally considered an individualist, Caldwell became a fine fighter pilot and a dedicated leader, much loved by those he commanded. He did not wear the restrictions of the RAAF well and, despite his achievements, endured public inquiry over liquor trading and the so-called 'Morotai Mutiny'. Even so, he continued to be well-regarded and respected by the public. This well-researched biography is a celebration of Caldwell's military achievements. It details his rise from a green fighter pilot to Wing leader and includes striking details of his air battles. It also includes unprecedented discussion of the Barry Inquiry and Caldwell's court-martial.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741147056
ISBN-10: 1741147050
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Kristen Alexander

Kristen Alexander and her husband David Fax are military booksellers, they own Alexander Fax Booksellers at Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson, ACT, specializing in Australian military history www.alexanderfaxbooks.com.au

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