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The Bader Wing

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Douglas Bader became a legend in his own lifetime, and is today remembered as one of the greatest combatants to emerge during WWII. The book reveals the fascinating story of the charismatic Wing Commander and the five squadrons which he led.
Douglas Bader remains a legendary figure, and the best known of all the Battle of Britain aces. Having lost both his legs in a prewar flying accident, Bader overcame this disability to become not just a superb fighter pilot but a tough and charismatic leader. At a critical time in the War, Bader persuaded his superiors that fighters were best employed in Big Wings and was given the chance to lead five squadrons.

This he did with conspicuous success until shot down over France and captured. In addition to describing the dramatic aerial actions of the pilots involved, this book examines the tactics and strategy of the Big Wing principle drawing on the views and opinions of some of the greatest pilots of the Second World War including Johnnie Johnson, Laddie Lucas, Hugh Dundas, Alan Deere and Sholto Douglas.

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Author(s):
Turner, John Frayn
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844155447
ISBN-13:
9781844155446
Number of pages:
153
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Aviation

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Douglas Bader became a legend in his own lifetime, and is today remembered as one of the greatest combatants to emerge during WWII. The book reveals the fascinating story of the charismatic Wing Commander and the five squadrons which he led.
Douglas Bader remains a legendary figure, and the best known of all the Battle of Britain aces. Having lost both his legs in a prewar flying accident, Bader overcame this disability to become not just a superb fighter pilot but a tough and charismatic leader. At a critical time in the War, Bader persuaded his superiors that fighters were best employed in Big Wings and was given the chance to lead five squadrons.

This he did with conspicuous success until shot down over France and captured. In addition to describing the dramatic aerial actions of the pilots involved, this book examines the tactics and strategy of the Big Wing principle drawing on the views and opinions of some of the greatest pilots of the Second World War including Johnnie Johnson, Laddie Lucas, Hugh Dundas, Alan Deere and Sholto Douglas.

Author(s):
Turner, John Frayn
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844155447
ISBN-13:
9781844155446
Number of pages:
153
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Aviation

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