Item description for FROM NORTH AFRICA TO THE ARAKAN: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF by Alan McGregor Peart...
Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip, his was the only spitfire not destroyed during air strikes.This is an excellent first hand account of the air war in such varied theaters. The author writes of the appalling living conditions and the issues the aircrew faced living far from civilization. He survived to become an ace and tell his remarkable story. He now lives in Hamilton, NZ .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Publisher Grub Street Publishing
ISBN 190650203X ISBN13 9781906502034
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Excellent gripping reading. Jul 26, 2008
Excellent and gripping true account of a decorated Spitfire pilot's war time flying experiances. The book is written by one of the very last - who was one of the few to survive against such enormous odds.