Fighter Pilot’s Summer

Paul Richey and Norman Franks


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Format: Paperback
Extent: 248 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
ISBN: 9781904010623.
Categories: , , .
Publication Date: 30 April 2004

Unknown to almost everyone Paul Richey started this sequel to his acclaimed book Fighter Pilot in 1941, but was unable to continue it beyond the initial chapters. Now, aviation author and historian Norman Franks, by gaining exclusive access to Paul’s papers and diaries, has completed the work. Richey, despite being seriously wounded in the Battle of Britain, returned to fly a tour of operations from RAF Biggin Hill in 1941 as a flight commander in 609 (West Riding) Squadron, RAuxAF, and gain a bar to the DFC he won in France. Fighter Pilot’s Summer is the story not only of 609 Squadron’s offensive war during that momentous summer, but also of Paul’s exploits to the end of the war at Fighter Command HQ and then in India and Burma.

Norman Franks

Norman Franks is a well-respected and world-renowned author and now has over one-hundred books to his name. Author of Battle of the Airfields, The Greatest Air Battle, Buck McNair, Beyond Courage and Aircraft versus Aircraft, he has also been co-author …

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