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By the Skin of My Teeth (Paperback)

The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea

Aviation > Aviation Biography & Memoirs Aviation > WWII Military > Memoirs Military > Post-WWII Warfare > Korean War

By Colin Downes
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 328
Illustrations: 32 black and white
ISBN: 9781526781642
Published: 17th August 2020



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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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