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Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot

Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot
Title
Malta Spitfire
Title remainder
the diary of a fighter pilot
Title variation
Malta Spitfire
Title variation remainder
the diary of an ace fighter pilot
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An aviator's true story of WWII air combat, including two dramatic weeks in the skies above the besieged island of Malta. Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta'that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis, and Reggianes as they swept eastward in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath: the most bombed patch of ground in the world. One of those Spitfire pilots was George Beurling, nicknamed "Screwball," who in fourteen flying days destroyed twenty-seven German and Italian aircraft and damaged many more. Hailing from Canada, Beurling finally made it to Malta in the summer of 1942 after hard training and combat across the Channel. Malta Spitfire tells his story and that of the gallant Spitfire squadron, 249, which day after day ascended to the "top of the hill" to meet the enemy against overwhelming odds. With this memoir, readers experience the sensation of being in the cockpit with him, climbing to meet the planes driving in from Sicily, diving down through the fighter screen at the bombers, dodging the bullets coming out of the sun, or whipping up under the belly of an Me for a deflection shot at the engine. This is war without sentiment or romance, told in terms of human courage, skill, and heroism'a classic of WWII military aviation
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
940.54/4971
Index
no index present
LC call number
D792.C2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1967402
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Plates; Foreword; Introduction; Part One; I. To the Stars the Hard Way; II. The Pilot Learns To Fly; III. Prepare for Action!; IV. Over Hitler's Europe; Part two; V. Malta; VI. Hell Lets Loose; VII. Malta Hangs On; VIII. "May Day! May Day! May Day!"; IX. End of an Odyssey; Appendix: Biographies of Beurling's Fellow Pilots
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on1043628165
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (130 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909166295
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5A44EAFD-B7B4-4FC9-8C60-71194268F495
System control number
(OCoLC)1043628165
Label
Malta Spitfire : the diary of a fighter pilot
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1967402
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Plates; Foreword; Introduction; Part One; I. To the Stars the Hard Way; II. The Pilot Learns To Fly; III. Prepare for Action!; IV. Over Hitler's Europe; Part two; V. Malta; VI. Hell Lets Loose; VII. Malta Hangs On; VIII. "May Day! May Day! May Day!"; IX. End of an Odyssey; Appendix: Biographies of Beurling's Fellow Pilots
Control code
on1043628165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (130 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909166295
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5A44EAFD-B7B4-4FC9-8C60-71194268F495
System control number
(OCoLC)1043628165

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