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Seventyfive Percent Luck - Autographed by Fred Papple - RAF Anecdotal History of the 640 Squadron (January 1944 - May 1945)

£75.00

Product description

An signed version of 'Seventyfive Percent Luck' (1997) by Fred J. Papple.

This unique compilation of documents, scans, photos and cartoons recounts the history of the Royal Air Force's 640 Squadron in the last years of WW2.

It includes:

- Exclusive short anecdotes from Squadron 640 servicemen of that time, including stories and reflections about bring prisoners of war, escaping from enemy territory and memorable moments. These are generally between one paragraph and one page long, making them easy to dip into.

- Information about the planes used.

- A list of all crewmen and commanders who served in the squadron between these times, including non-British soldiers from the RAAF, RNCAF and RNZAF.

- Dates list of missions the crew undertook.

- A roll of honour (i.e. a list of who died) and the memorial speeches given to them.

- The number and type of medals awarded.

- And more...

The title page is signed by the author, who served in the squadron at the time.

Also included in this purchase is a handwritten letter sent to the previous owner, Mrs Janet, from Papple himself (please see the photo).

Softcover book, 175 pages.

Condition:
Some yellow spots on the edges, damage to the bottom of the spine, and wear/dirt to cover, but in great condition for its age and rareness.


A rare and fascinating insight into life as an RAF crewman during the last years of the Second World War, perfect for anyone interested in the experience of the people serving in the World Wars.


Key words: Great Britain, British, World War, 1939-1945, Aerial operations, Regimental history.

Item details

Author(s):
Fred J. Papple
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0646304216
ISBN-13:
9780646304212
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Fred Papple
Title:
Seventy-Five Percent Luck / 75% Luck / 75 Percent Luck

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About this item

An signed version of 'Seventyfive Percent Luck' (1997) by Fred J. Papple.

This unique compilation of documents, scans, photos and cartoons recounts the history of the Royal Air Force's 640 Squadron in the last years of WW2.

It includes:

- Exclusive short anecdotes from Squadron 640 servicemen of that time, including stories and reflections about bring prisoners of war, escaping from enemy territory and memorable moments. These are generally between one paragraph and one page long, making them easy to dip into.

- Information about the planes used.

- A list of all crewmen and commanders who served in the squadron between these times, including non-British soldiers from the RAAF, RNCAF and RNZAF.

- Dates list of missions the crew undertook.

- A roll of honour (i.e. a list of who died) and the memorial speeches given to them.

- The number and type of medals awarded.

- And more...

The title page is signed by the author, who served in the squadron at the time.

Also included in this purchase is a handwritten letter sent to the previous owner, Mrs Janet, from Papple himself (please see the photo).

Softcover book, 175 pages.

Condition:
Some yellow spots on the edges, damage to the bottom of the spine, and wear/dirt to cover, but in great condition for its age and rareness.


A rare and fascinating insight into life as an RAF crewman during the last years of the Second World War, perfect for anyone interested in the experience of the people serving in the World Wars.


Key words: Great Britain, British, World War, 1939-1945, Aerial operations, Regimental history.

Author(s):
Fred J. Papple
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0646304216
ISBN-13:
9780646304212
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Fred Papple
Title:
Seventy-Five Percent Luck / 75% Luck / 75 Percent Luck

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