Open Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee

Open Cockpit

byArthur Gould Lee

Kobo ebook | August 19, 2012

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A riveting firsthand account of training for—and surviving—air combat during World War I, by the author of No Parachute.
Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Gould Lee gained valuable time flying trainers before he was posted in France during World War I. In November 1917 during low-level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols, and engaged in combat 56 times. And yet he lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946.
Lee puts you in the cockpit in this compelling personal account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening memoir is a classic of military aviation.

Title:Open CockpitFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 19, 2012Publisher:Grub Street PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909808830

ISBN - 13:9781909808836

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WWI Flying Brilliant, along with the author's earlier No Parachute (read first) easily the best count of WWI flying I've read
Date published: 2015-08-20