The Silver Spitfire

The Silver Spitfire

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A brilliantly vivid Second World War memoir by one of 'the Few' Spitfire fighter pilots. Following the D-Day landings, Battle of Britain hero Tom Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron. As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became the RAF's only silver Spitfire. Alongside his US comrades, he took the silver Spitfire into battle until, with the war's end, he was forced to make a difficult decision. Faced with too many questions about the mysterious rogue fighter, he contemplated increasingly desperate measures to offload it, including bailing out mid-Channel. He eventually left the Spitfire at Worthy Down, never to be seen again. THE SILVER SPITFIRE is the first-hand, gripping story of Neil's heroic experience as an RAF fighter pilot and his reminiscences with his very own personal Spitfire.Surprised and a little put off my stroke, I asked, a#39;Is that the airfield at Boxted?a#39; The voice: a#39;I cana#39;t say. ... I was expecting to be met by a car at Colchester station, but Ia#39; ve been waiting here an hour and ita#39;s very cold. So please get someone to doanbsp;...

Title:The Silver Spitfire
Author:Tom Neil
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-02-28


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