Wing Leader (J. E. (James Edgar) Johnnie Johnson) lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1956, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression, first edition 1956. Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: Wing Leader is the story of a young civil engineer who joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1939, as a week-end flyer, and finished the war as the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot with thirty-eight confirmed victories. Mobilized at the beginning of the war, Johnnie Johnson completed his flying training and joined a badly mauled fighter squadron during the Battle of Britain. Except for a six months rest he flew with the fighter squadrons until V. E. day, and received no less than five British decorations for gallantry, and a similar number of foreign awards.…
Introduction by: Douglas Bader
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with the price clipped.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Index. 8″ x 5¼”.