Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. 0919899102. 308 pp. Xxiv pp photos. Endpaper maps. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear. Inscribed and dated by Edwards on the half-title page. The personal account of one of Canada's top WWII fighter pilots, who flew in the Western Desert of North Africa. Jacket art by J. Pritchard.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; Signed by Author.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0919899102. Xii, 308, xxiv pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "Xii, 308, xxiv pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Signed by Edwards. From Wikipedia: "James Francis "Stocky" Edwards, CM, DFC & Bar, DFM, CD was a Canadian fighter pilot during World War II. Edwards is Canada's highest scoring ace in the Western Desert Campaign. ~ Flight Sergeant Edwards was posted to 94 Squadron RAF of 223 Wing in January 1942 flying the P-40 "Kittyhawk". On March 23, he flew his first operational trip, during which he shot down his first enemy aircraft, a Bf-109. In May, he was posted to 260 Squadron, and saw intensive action for the rest of 1942. By September, he had 6 "kills" and was commissioned. A Distinguished Flying Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross were awarded by the start of 1943, by which time Edwards was a Flight Commander. His tour finished in May 1943, total claims made being 17 aircraft shot down and several ground kills. In fact German records show Edwards underclaimed-22 victories had been confirmed by German records. ~ During an interview, Edwards himself specified that he had 19 confirmed victories during the war. Many who flew with him have said that he only reported those "kills" he was certain of and that his real number of aerial victories was probably much higher than officially reported. 18 of Edwards's 19 victories, according to Brown and Lavigne, were enemy fighters (14 Bf-109s, 3 FW-190s and one Macchi 202). "; Signed by Biographee.
Fine. 1st Edition. [xii] 308 + xxiv plates at rearpp. Quarto. Original green cloth; title in gilt, spine title in same. Illustrated dust jacket, unclipped; edges slightly rubbed. Endpapers with maps; signature to half title. Illustrated with B/W plates from photographs at rear. A tight copy; interior bright and clean. fine Biography of RCAF pilot James Edwards, who flew in the North African campaign against Field Marshal Rommel and the Afrikakorps. Includes archival photographs and first hand accounts from Edwards. Signed by James Edwards.
Good in Good jacket. 0919899102 308 pages plus xxiv pages of reproductions of black and white photos. Map endpapers. Signed and inscribed by both author's upon title page. Recollections of this Canadian WWII pilot. Prior owner's name atop title page otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Minor lean to spine. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy.
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