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Title Air men behind the medals / Graham Pitchfork.
Imprint Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Aviation, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 27, 2019).
Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm.
World War (1939-1945)
Airmen -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
Great Britain.
Summary Annotation Of the many human characteristics, few evoke greater admiration and respect than gallantry in the service of one s country. Here, Graham Pitchfork describes the outstanding bravery of twenty-one air men who served in the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. These accounts encompass most theaters of operation as well as a host of aircraft types and aircrew categories. Accounts of the gallantry of those who served on the ground in support of flying operations are also relayed in this substantial anthology. The book explores the gallantry of airmen who fought in a variety of contexts, including that band of men who are so often forgotten, the Burma veterans. A gallant RAF sergeant and an RAF doctor who cared for and inspired fellow prisoners in Japanese camps are both included here, as are stories relating the extreme bravery of a Fleet Air Arm pilot, a Pathfinder pilot and a Typhoon wing leader. The valorous acts of these airmen serve as inspirational examples to a new generation of flying men and women. Graham Pitchfork extracts the drama and poignancy of their tales, enlivening them to great effect in this riveting publication that is sure to appeal broadly to enthusiasts of the era."
Other Title Print version: Pitchfork, Graham. Airmen behind the medals. Barnsley, England : Pen & Sword Aviation, ©2015 xi, 233 pages 9781473828155