Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest WWII pilot’s memoirs


Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest WWII pilot's memoirs Author Norman Hanson
ISBN-10 190926959X
ISBN-13 9781909269590
Year 2016-11-23
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Silvertail Books
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It has everything a war memoir should have LEN DEIGHTON OF ALL THE AIRCRAFT I HAD EVER SEEN THESE WERE THE MOST WICKED LOOKING BASTARDS THE CORSAIR LOOKED TRULY VICIOUS In 1942 Norman Hanson learnt to fly the Royal Navys newest fighter the US built Chance Vought Corsair Fast rugged and demanding to fly it was an intimidating machine But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots it also proved to be a lethal weapon Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese Facing a desperate and determined enemy Kamikaze attacks and the ever present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck death was never far away Brought to life in vivid visceral detail Carrier Pilot is one of the finest aviators memoirs of the war an awe inspiring thrilling sometimes terrifying account of war in the air PRAISE FOR CARRIER PILOT Just outstanding Carrier Pilot is up there with First Light and The Big Show as one of the best pilots memoirs of WWII ROWLAND WHITE AUTHOR OF VULCAN 607 Hanson s thrilling memoir takes you right into the cockpit in a way few writers have ever managed The lethal world of the wartime Royal Navy carrier pilot with its casual and shocking violence horrific attrition yet extraordinary camaraderie is so vividly brought to life that one can almost smell the smoke oil and sweat Real adrenalin charged and ridiculously dangerous flying Hanson s account is an aviation classic that has to be read JAMES HOLLAND AUTHOR OF DAM BUSTERS and THE WAR IN THE WEST

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