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Open Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee
  

Open Cockpit

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Open Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee

Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols; being engaged in combat 56 times. He lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946. Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by W. V. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st May 2012

Author

Arthur Gould Lee

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Publisher

Grub Street

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

First World War
Memoirs
Air forces & warfare

ISBN

9781908117250

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