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By the Skin of My Teeth (Hardback)

Aviation World War Two Aviation Aviation Memoirs Korean War

By Colin Downes
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844152971
Published: 30th September 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to the author's graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This is followed by action-packed stories of flying propeller-driven fighters, Spitfires and Mustangs, during and just after the Second World War. The author then tells of his unique experiences of front-line fighter operations when he flew jets with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. The final chapter covers the remainder of his RAF Service flying until retirement.

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Britain at War Magazine Issue 88
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