Strong To Serve by Joseph Mack


ISBN
9781922615718
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
364
Dimensions
153 x 230mm

Following training in Australia, Canada and the UK, Fred Riley flew Spitfires with No 130 (Punjab) Squadron RAF from October 1943 until December 1944. Flying the Spitfire Mk.V, he escorted bombers, flew fighter sweeps, and undertook hazardous patrols on D-Day. 

With a new Spitfire Mk.XIV, Fred intercepted V-1 flying bombs aimed at London. Later, from the Netherlands and Belgium, he conducted anti jet and low-level sorties over those countries and into Germany. During one such flight, Fred and his colleagues were surprised by a superior force of Luftwaffe fighters.

Fredfsquo;s logbook records historically significant names, places and events. He served with notable aces, escorted General Eisenhower, and protected transport aircraft during Operation Market Garden. The logbook ends on 22 December 1944 ?dash; Fred was shot down and severely injured while supporting beleaguered American forces. 

However, it is Fred?squo;s memories of instructors, fellow trainees, and the pilots he flew with that are most enlightening. This account details Fred?squo;s journey to becoming a fighter pilot and his remarkable recollections of combat over the UK and Europe. It also highlights the courage, achievements and sacrifices of the men of 130 Squadron ?dash; a multi-national group of pilots who lived up to their motto: ?squo;Strong to Serve?squo;.

 
32.99

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

You might also like

The Story Of The SS
17.99
7.99
56% Off
Big Week
35.00
16.00
54% Off
Mans Search For Meaning
16.99
16.99
_% Off
The Plots Against Hitler
22.99
9.99
57% Off
The Nazis Knew My Name
32.99
26.99
18% Off
Encyclopedia Of Weapons Of WW2
69.99
29.99
57% Off
Smithsonian World War II Map by Map
64.99
29.99
54% Off
Mein Kampf
59.99
59.99
_% Off
The Nazis And The Occult
24.99
9.99
60% Off
Hitlers Scapegoat
39.99
16.00
60% Off
The Gestapo
by Frank Mcdonough
19.99
9.99
50% Off
The Scrap Iron Flotilla
34.99
29.99
14% Off
World War 2 Battlefields Today
69.99
19.99
71% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.