Brotherhood of the Skies Wartime Experience of a Gunnery Officer & Typhoon Pilot

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Brotherhood of the Skies: Wartime Experiences of a Gunnery Officer and Typhoon Pilot

ISBN: 9781906502645
Authors(s): David Ince

About Brotherhood of the Skies: Wartime Experiences of a Gunnery Officer and Typhoon Pilot:

David Ince may have only managed to pass the RAF medical board at this third attempt, but this did not stop him from forging a highly successful aviation career. After flying Hurricanes and Mustangs at 41 OTU, he converted to Typhoons and flew with 193 and 257 Squadrons, from Normandy until the end of hostilities in Europe. He completed almost 150 sorties and was awarded an immediate DFC. He also took a leading part in trials, demonstrations and the early operational use of Napalm. In the closing stages of the war he was leading 193 Squadron on shipping strikes in the Baltic. Following the war, he attended a course at ETPS, was chairman of the Typhoon (Entente Cordiale) Trust, and was in the driving seat for its dynamic and growing relationship with the French in Normandy, the developing reconciliation between former foes and the new Typhoon squadrons of RAF Coningsby. “Brotherhood of the Skies” is an engaging study of leadership in action. The author is frank and outspoken about the courage, fear, team spirit and motivation that he and his comrades shared throughout the war.

No of pages: 224
Published as: Hardback
Genre: Military History