Spitfire!: The Full Story of a Unique Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron by Dilip Sarkar
English | June 30th, 2019 | ISBN: 1526732815 | 480 pages | EPUB | 104.79 MB
As a child, Dilip Sarkar was fascinated by the haunting image of an anonymous RAF Spitfire pilot. Taken minutes after landing from a Battle of Britain combat, this was Squadron Leader Brian Lane DFC, the commander of 19 Squadron, based at Fowlmere – and author of the stirring firsthand account Spitfire! The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot, published under the pseudonym B.J. Ellan. Deeply moving was the discovery that in 1942 Brian was reported missing after a futile nuisance raid over the Dutch coast.