Over-paid, Over-sexed and Over Here: From RAF Eagles to 4th Fighter Group Hawks (James Goodson & Norman Franks) soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Canterbury: Wingham Press, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Appendices ;
From the cover: There were a handful of Americans in the RAF prior to the birth of the American Eagle Squadrons.
Those first Americans have their story and so have those Eagle pilots who remained in the service of the Royal Air Force once the three Eagle Squadrons became the US 4th Fighter Group of the mighty 8th Air Force in September 1942. By that time, the Eagle pilots had claimed almost a hundred German aircraft shot down over England, the Channel and over occupied France.
Not all the Eagle pilots chose to transfer to the 8th Air Force, many remaining in RAF Squadrons in both England, the Middle East and some in the Far East. Those who chose to stay continued an already successful period of operational flying, but this part of the Eagles story is almost unknown. So too, in any depth, is how those who transferred to the u…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Military Air Force catalogue?