Scramble: The Dramatic Story of a Young Fighter Pilot's by Tom Neil,James Holland

By Tom Neil,James Holland

this can be a fighter pilot's memoir of 4 tumultuous years, 1938-1942, while he was once first proficient, then fought and survived in now not one yet of the largest aerial campaigns of the struggle, the conflict of england and the both epic, yet lesser identified, Siege of Malta. whilst the Germans have been blitzing their manner throughout France in spring 1940, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had simply got his first posting - to 249 Squadron. Nineteen years outdated and clean from education, he was once quickly to be pitched into the maelstrom of air struggling with on which the very survival of england might come to rely. by way of the top of the 12 months he had shot down 13 enemy airplane, obvious lots of his buddies killed, injured or burned, and used to be himself a cautious and finished fighter pilot. Out of the frying pan and into the fireplace, Tom used to be then shipped off to the beleaguered island of Malta to stand a moment Luftwaffe onslaught. back seriously engaged, he shot down one other enemy fighter and survived a few engine disasters and different emergencies. Now ninety-five, he's one in all merely twenty-five conflict of england veterans nonetheless alive and this brilliant memoir is his final be aware on his fighter pilot experiences.

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