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"I could see a carpet of twinkling lights from the ack ack all along the rail sidings which bordered the canal. I dove onto these with my cannons going. Then suddenly, when the attention of all the guns turned on me, I realized how foolhardy I was being. I ran the guns along the row of rail trucks--opened the throttle wide and pulled straight up for the clouds--with tracers crossing in front and on all sides of the plane."
Ron Pottinger started the war as a rifleman in the Royal Fusiliers, then transferred to the Royal Air Force, where he began flying the 7.5-ton Hawker Typhoon. He flew dozens of dangerous ground attack missions over occupied Europe through bad weather, heavy flak, and enemy fighters before being shot down and taken prisoner.
Title: A Soldier in the Cockpit: From Rifles to Typhoons in WWII (Stackpole Military History)
Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2007-03-20
ISBN/UPC Number: 0811733688
ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780811733687
Book Condition: new
Item: 14.00 Item
Seller ID: 9780811733687