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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.

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

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

The Few

Author : Alex Kershaw
ISBN : 9780306815904
Genre : History
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From the author of national bestsellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter comes "a rousing tale of little-known heroes" (Booklist). The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of eight young Americans who joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940-over a year before America entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few." Now, with the narrative drive and human drama that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw tells their story for the first time.
Category: History

Battle For The Channel

Author : Brian Cull
Genre : History
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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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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Atlantic

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019602884
Genre : American periodicals
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Category: American periodicals

Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UVA:X004352988
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Air Youth Horizons

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105034418702
Genre : Aeronautics
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Includes section "Plane reading."
Category: Aeronautics

Book Review Digest

Author : Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
ISBN : UCSC:32106020065188
Genre : Book review digest
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Book Review Digest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026051529
Genre : Bibliography
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American Pilots In The Raf

Author : Philip D. Caine
ISBN : UOM:39015033102057
Genre : History
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The inspiring story of the U.S. citizens who fought and died in World War II long before their country entered the war. Drawn from interviews with dozens of surviving Eagles, from their letters and memoirs, and from official records of the squadrons -- and containing numerous photos from the pilots' personal collections -- the Eagles' story is a unique chapter in American military history.
Category: History

Eagle Day

Author : Richard Collier
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035857809
Genre : Britain, Battle of, 1940
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Category: Britain, Battle of, 1940

Nine Lives Of A Fighter Pilot

Author : Terence Kelly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026624754
Genre : History
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This book traces the wartime career of the author, who flew Hawker Hurricanes in several operational theatres. It covers eight major flying incidents when either good luck or quick reaction narrowly averted disaster. Situations include: emerging from cloud over the sea with instruments adrift and not knowing the direction of the nearest land; a radio failure when flying at night between sea and mountains; returning to England from a fighter sweep over France with fuel near exhaustion point; using all maneuvers to evade a pursuing Japanese Zero and hauling a Hurricane fighter out of a Mach 1 dive. The ninth incident? With no aircraft left to fly, the author survived three years in a Japanese POW camp close to Hiroshima and named Hiroshima 5.
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A Clasp For The Few

Author : Kenneth G. Wynn
ISBN : PSU:000007748868
Genre : Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
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Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Mcindoe S Army

Author : Edward Bishop
ISBN : PSU:000049319293
Genre : History
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Completely rewritten, McIndoe's Army celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the advanced plastic surgery unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital. It was here that badly burned airmen were treated and cared for during World War Two.
Category: History