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One More Hour.

Scott, Desmond

Edité par Hutchinson, London, 1989
ISBN 10: 1869410459 / ISBN 13: 9781869410452
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Titre : One More Hour.

Éditeur : Hutchinson, London

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Good

Edition : First Edition

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143 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted aviation collector. From Wikipedia: "Group Captain Desmond James Scott, DSO, OBE, DFC & Bar (11 September 1918 – 8 October 1997) was a New Zealand fighter pilot during the Second World War. He got his licence as a private pilot in New Zealand in 1939 and was automatically enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in September of that year. After Arriving in Britain in September 1940 Scott flew for the Royal Air Force, rising through the ranks to become one of the youngest Group Captains in the RAF. ~Scott made his first claims on 7 August 1941, a pair of Bf-109s damaged over Le Touquet. During night intruder operations over Holland, Scott was to claim several kills during the first half of 1942, totalling 3.5 claimed destroyed, 3 probables and 3 damaged. He was promoted Flight Sergeant in May 1942 before being commissioned in July, becoming a Flight Commander in August. In September he received the DFC and bar, promoted to Squadron Leader, and rested from operations, serving with HQ Fighter Command in a staff position. In April 1943 he converted to the Hawker Typhoon and joined No. 198 Squadron as a Squadron Leader before moving to command No. 486 Squadron (NZ) , flying offensive fighter-bomber operations over Europe. In the next four months he claimed another two destroyed and two shared destroyed. In August 1943 he received the DSO and became Wing Leader, RAF Tangmere. In November 1943 he was rested and posted as Commanding Officer, RAF Hawkinge. In March 1944 he commanded the newly-formed 123 Wing flying Typhoons, taking the unit to Europe during mid 1944, and becoming the youngest Group Captain in the RNZAF. He finished his tour in February 1945. He was awarded the OBE for rescuing a pilot from a burning crashed aircraft. His claims for the war were 5 (and 3 shared) aircraft destroyed, 4 (and 2 shared) 'probables', 5 (and 1 shared) damaged. ". N° de réf. du libraire 34019

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Synopsis : Desmond Scott, was the most decorated New Zealander in the RAF, in addition to being the youngest member at 25 to hold the rank of Group Captain. In this volume, his career is traced, from a raw recruit, to Group Captain in command of a mobile wing of typhoons.

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