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Tally Ho Yankee In A Spitfire Illustrated Edition

Author : Pilot Officer Arthur Donahue
ISBN : 9781782893400
Genre : History
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Includes 8 Illustrations of the author, his unit and the aircraft they flew. The Immortal speech of Winston Churchill to Parliament in 1940 as the Battle of Britain raged above the skies of England is well-known: "The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen, who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” However not all of the pilots that flew in the Battle of Britain were actually British; many came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or nations overrun by the Nazis; Poles, Czechs. So direly needed was every pilot that a blind eye was turned on the nationality of the applicant for Fighter Command; one such man was Arthur ‘Art’ Donahue, an American hailing from the corn fields of Minnesota. Donahue was a humble and unprepossessing man, but despite his self-effacing nature his bravery in joining “The Few” during their time of greatest need is a testament to his keen sense of justice. Having been a pilot for some years before joining he was almost immediately thrown into the frontline fighting and in short order downed a BF 109, the “ratlike” Messerschmitt that hunted the skies. His luck did not hold for long in the frenzied fighting in the skies as he was shot down and badly burnt facially. Amazingly he decided after a brief recuperation to get “back in the saddle” and was flying again with 64 Squadron in the melee in the air. His recounts his experiences with wit, humility and frank honesty; a valuable historical memoir of one of the famous airmen that saved Britain, it is all the more poignant as two years later he was shot down over the English Channel and his body was never recovered. An exciting, vivid memoir of the greatest air conflict of history.
Category: History

Tally Ho

Author : Arthur G. Donahue
ISBN : 1523671394
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Tally-Ho!: Yankee in a Spitfire, first published in 1941, is the exciting account of author Arthur Donahue's service in the R.A.F in 1940-41, flying the legendary Spitfire aircraft in the fight to save Great Britain. An American civilian pilot, he traveled to Canada in order to volunteer with the R.A.F., and underwent fighter-pilot training after arriving in England. Donahue was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in March 1942, and became the first American to command an all-English Squadron. Sadly, after reaching the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Donahue was killed in action in September 1942, at the age of 29. Included are 8 pages of photographs.
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Tally Ho Yankee In A Spitfire

Author : Arthur Donahue DFC
ISBN : 1539568067
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Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire is Donahue's vivid account of the first part of his service with the R.A.F., chronicling the years 1940-41.Flight Lieutenant Arthur Gerald "Art" Donahue DFC (29 January 1913 - 11 September 1942) was an American fighter pilot who volunteered to fly for the British Royal Air Force in World War II. He was one of 11 American pilots who flew with RAF Fighter Command between 10 July and 31 October 1940, thereby qualifying for the Battle of Britain clasp to the 1939-45 campaign star. He was killed in action in September 1942.
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Yanks Over Europe

Author : Jerome Klinkowitz
ISBN : 9780813161570
Genre : History
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Contrasts between fighter combat and the bombers' war support Klinkowitz's belief that notions of the air war were determined by one's position in it. He extends his thesis by showing the vastly different style of air war described by veterans of the North African and Mediterranean campaigns and concludes by studying the effects of such combat on adversaries and victims. Air combat, Klinkowitz writes, offers a unique perspective on the nature of war. The experience of combat has inspired authors to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness, covering the full range of human expression from exultation to heartbreak. Here is a tightly drawn, highly readable account of the European air war.
Category: History

A Life Not Long But Wide

Author : Arthur G. Donahue
ISBN : 098191361X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Arthur Gerald Donahue, at the age of twenty-seven, risked losing his American citizenship to fly Spitfire fighters with Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) in what became The Battle of Britain. In that capacity, he became the first American volunteer to see aerial combat in World War II. He dedicated his rare down-time to documenting the actions, sacrifices, and emotions of his closely bonded squadron so that he could write and place the reader in the pilots' environment of war. In doing so, he authored two best selling books that have become classics: "Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire" and "Last Flight from Singapore." "A Life Not Long But Wide" provides an in-depth view of a climactic time at the beginning of World War II and paints a picture of two events-The Battle of Britain and the Debacle at Singapore-that few today remember. Most especially, it celebrates the life of a man who can serve as a role model for today's youth. Readers will never forget Arthur Gerald Donahue and will reflect upon how he would have developed had he survived the war.
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Last Flight From Singapore

Author : Arthur Donahue DFC
ISBN : 1533283699
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Although the Battle of Britain is over, the campaign for Singapore is about to begin. After Arthur Donahue survived the fight in Europe, which he documented in Tally Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire, he was posted to a new squadron headed overseas. Donahue reveals the frustration felt by pilots as they were cooped up on transport ships; en route they learn that the U.S. has been drawn into the war, and that their destination is now Singapore. Though saddened by the news, Donahue reveals a glimpse into the American people's earlier attitude towards those who, like him, had volunteered with the British: they saw them as outlaws. Adapting to new conditions, Donahue transports the reader once more into his flying boots as he readies himself in the sweltering jungles of Malaya, before flying on to Singapore and a new form of aerial warfare against the Japanese. Filled with technical insights and descriptions of what his senses experienced, it is nonetheless a harder, more visceral chapter as he is wounded and defeat looms beyond on the horizon. Last Flight from Singapore is Donahue's vivid account of the months immediately after those described in Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire, concluding his memoir of service as an American in the R.A.F. Praise for Arthur Donahue "Donahue makes no attempt either to dramatize or underplay his experiences. He tells them in a simple, unvarnished manner, much as if he were sitting down with some friends back home. The result is pretty close to what the real thing must have been." The New York Times Arthur Gerald Donahue (1913-42) was an American fighter pilot who volunteered to fly for the R.A.F in 1940, fighting in the Battle of Britain. In March 1942 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, before becoming the first American to command an all-English Squadron later in the year. Reaching the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he was killed in action in September 1942, aged twenty-nine. Albion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
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Aces High

Author : Christopher Shores
ISBN : 9781898697008
Genre : History
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A revised collection of the biographies of the highest scoring Allied fighter pilots of World War II. All details of their combat are arranged in tabular form. Included are a selection of photographs from hitherto private collections.
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Battle For The Channel

Author : Brian Cull
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10 July, the official first day of the Battle of Britain, witnessed increased aerial activity over the English Channel and along the eastern and southern seaboards of the British coastline. The main assaults by ever-increasing formations of Luftwaffe bombers, escorted by Bf 109 and Bf 110 fighters, were initially aimed at British merchant shipping convoys plying their trade of coal and other materials from the north of England to the southern ports. These attacks often met with increasing success although RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes endeavoured to repel the Heinkel He 111s, Dornier Do 17s and Junkers Ju 88s, frequently with ill-afforded loss in pilots and aircraft. Within a month, the English Channel was effectively closed to British shipping. Only a change in the Luftwaffe’s tactics in mid-August, when the main attack changed to the attempted destruction of the RAF’s southern airfields, allowed convoys to resume sneaking through without too greater hindrance.
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Last Flight From Singapore

Author : Arthur G. Donahue
ISBN : 1594162018
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The First American Volunteer to Serve in the RAF During World War II Who Fought in the Battle of Britain and Then Defended Singapore Against the Japanese Invasion As one of the storied few who defeated the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain, American Arthur G. Donahue--Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross--wished to continue his service and requested overseas duty. In October 1941, he was sent to the British protectorate of Singapore as a precaution against a possible threat from Japan, which was already conducting a war in China. Within two months, all of Asia was thrown into turmoil as Japan simultaneously bombed Hawaii and invaded the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies. Japanese forces swiftly conquered much of Southeast Asia and began moving toward Burma and India. Standing in the face of this onslaught was the British stronghold of Singapore. Donahue and his squadron began around-the-clock sorties, reminiscent of their battle against Germany a little more than one year earlier. This time, however, the British forces were overwhelmed and they were forced to surrender the city to the Japanese in February 1942, an event Winston Churchill called "the worst disaster" in British history. During the final phase of the battle, Donahue was wounded while strafing Japanese transports unloading troops to storm Singapore. He managed to land, and was airlifted on the last flight from the city and ultimately to a hospital in India. In Last Flight from Singapore, Donahue tells his dramatic story, accompanied by photographs he took himself, of the intense and futile battle against the Japanese for control of the gateway to the Malay Peninsula. He continues his story through his convalescence to his return to England, where he once again began patrols over Europe. The manuscript for Last Flight from Singapore was found among his effects after he did not return from a patrol in 1942 and was presumed lost.
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