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Ginger Lacey

Fighter Pilot

Squadron Leader James Harry “Ginger” Lacey (1917–1989) was one of the top Royal Air Force pilots of World War II, shooting down twenty-eight enemy aircraft (plus another five classed as probables and nine damaged), a total that made him the second most-effective pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain.
       
Originally published in 1962 and now available in a new illustrated edition, this book tells the story of Lacey’s life and daring career in the air. In the process, Richard Townshend Bickers reveals what it was like not just for Lacey, but for all the young men charged with defending Britain’s skies at the nation’s most desperate hour.  Bickers, who served as an office in the RAF himself and knew Lacey in his later years, brings to life the danger, adventures, risks, and achievements that made up the daily lives of RAF pilots during the war; his book will thrill any military or aviation buff.
 

240 pages | illustrated in halftones throughout | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2016

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Table of Contents

Ginger Lacey- Fighter Pilot
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Blooding
Beginnings
The Balloon Goes Up
France
The Fall of France
The Battle of Britain
The Height of the Battle
The Blitz
On Rest-Back on Ops
Get Your Knees Brown
Commanding No. 7 Squadron
From Burma to Malaya
The First Spitfire Over Japan
Nec Deus Intersit, Nisi Dignus Vindice Nodus
Epilogue- “Jimmie Nutti”
For the Record
 

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