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The Resource All the fine young eagles : in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots, David L. Bashow ; foreword by Air Vice-Marshal J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson

All the fine young eagles : in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots, David L. Bashow ; foreword by Air Vice-Marshal J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson

Label
All the fine young eagles : in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots
Title
All the fine young eagles
Title remainder
in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots
Statement of responsibility
David L. Bashow ; foreword by Air Vice-Marshal J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the six years of the Second World War, Canadian fighter pilots flew and fought with great distinction in every theatre of war to which Commonwealth fighter forces were deployed. All the Fine Young Eagles captures the spirit and magnitude of the Canadian contribution, which began in Europe's Low Countries in 1940 and ended among the Japanese Home Islands in 1945. In keeping with the country's developing autonomy, Canadians served in both RAF and RCAF units, fighting with great courage in their Spitfires, Hurricanes, Kittyhawks and Typhoons. All the Fine Young Eagles collects the wartime diaries and postwar reminiscences from a great variety of the Canadian fighter pilots who served in World War II. Their vivid first-hand accounts take the reader into the cockpit to experience dogfights, tactical manoeuvres, forced landings and injuries, as well as the often tedious periods between engagements. They also illuminate the day-to-day living conditions on base and include humorous accounts of the vivid personalities and lighter moments of wartime. To provide context for their stories, Bashow's authoritative voice offers both a large-scale historical framework and detailed information about tactics, equipment and people, including such famous flying aces as "Buzz" Beurling and "Moose" Fumerton. This updated second edition contains a substantial amount of new material that veterans have contributed since the publication of the first edition
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bashow, David L.
Dewey number
940.54/4971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
Label
All the fine young eagles : in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots, David L. Bashow ; foreword by Air Vice-Marshal J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded second edition.
Extent
xiv, 578 pages
Isbn
9781771621359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn951552432
  • (OCoLC)951552432
Label
All the fine young eagles : in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter pilots, David L. Bashow ; foreword by Air Vice-Marshal J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded second edition.
Extent
xiv, 578 pages
Isbn
9781771621359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn951552432
  • (OCoLC)951552432

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