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041389 - HORNCHURCH EAGLES: The Life Stories of Eight of the Airfield's Distinguished WWII Fighter Pilots (New Edition with extra text and photos)

By Richard C Smith

New softback edition with extra text and photographs

This book features the entire lives and flying careers (including pre and post war} of eight of the most noteworthy pilots who flew from Hornchurch during the Second World War. 

These are: Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst; New Zealander Air Vice-Marshal William Crawford-Compton; Squadron Leader ‘Dave’ Glaser; Flight Lieutenant Eric Lock; American Flight Lieutenant William ‘Tex’ Ash; Squadron Leader Peter Brown; Squadron Leader Iain Hutchinson; and Wing Commander Eric Barwell.

Chosen to give as great a variety of experience and insight as possible, in differing theatres and on different aircraft, the biographies consist of stories told in the pilots own words from interviews with them (where possible), family, colleagues and ground crew, and information gleaned from combat reports and logbooks.

These men came from all walks of life; some were pre-war regulars, others Volunteer Reserve Auxiliary Airmen. All served with distinction..


Format Softback
Publication Date 2018 - new edition

8 pages of photos

Width (mm)


Height (mm) 229
Dust Jacket No


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