A Tribute to the British, Commonwealth and Free European Fighter Pilots Who Claimed Between Two and Four Victories in Aerial Combat, 1939 - 1982 (Companion Volume to Aces High).
This substantial, extensively researched volume is an indispensable companion to the eminent historian Christopher Shores' other seminal work (with Clive Williams), Aces High, Volumes One and Two. In those books he detailed the lives and exploits of those aces who achieved five or more aerial victories, and gave exhaustive information on each score, the where, what, when and how. This completely new book follows the same format as the author now turns his attention to those claiming between two and four victories.
This is a Limited Edition copy by Vector Fine Art - one of just 60 that carry 20 original signatures of combat veterans on two bookplates. This particular copy also contains, on the title page, the original signatures of the author Christopher Shores plus six of the aircrew featured within the book.
Bookplates signed by: Squadron Leader Peter Brown AFC - Spitfire, Squadron Leader I Hutchinson - Spitfire, Flight Lieutenant M E Croskell - Hurricane, Squadron Leader V C Simmonds - Hurricane, Wing Commander G A Mason DFC - Spitfire, Flying Officer G R T Willis MBE DFC - Beaufighter, Squadron Leader T Spencer DFC - Spitfire, Squadron Leader A F Roscoe DFC - Spitfire, Flight Lieutenant W N Stowe DFC - Spitfire, Lieutenant Commander D H S Morgan DSC - Sea Harrier, Flight Lieutenant D Warren DFC - Spitfire, Group Captain J W Foster DFC AFC - Mustang, Wing Commander J Rose CMG MBE DFC - Hurricane, Flying Officer V H Linthune DFC - Mosquito, Flight Lieutenant P Cowell DFC AFC - Spitfire, Flight Lieutenant D H Clarke DFC AFC - Spitfire, Lieutenant General Baron M Donnet CVO DFC FRAeS - Spitfire, Wing Commander C T K Cody - Spitfire, Wing Commander W Hoy DFC AFC - Beaufighter, Flight Lieutenant Sir Joe Atkinson KCB DFC - Typhoon.
Title page of book signed by: Christopher Shores - author, Peter Twiss - Fulmar I and Mosquio, Terry Spencer - Spitfires, Art Roscoe - Spitfires, Eddy McCann - Spitfires, Kenneth Ward DFC - Seafire, George Baldwin - Seafire.
Pages: 671, including a number of period photos.
Condition: the book is in superb 'as new' order and comes with a cloth slipcase and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Author: Christopher Shores
first edition - hardback 2004.
7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm)
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