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Author Cornwell, Peter D.

Title To Scale the Skies [electronic resource] : The Story of Group Captain J.C. 'Johnny' Wells DFC & BAR / Peter Cornwell.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
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Summary With humble beginnings as an RAF apprentice, Johnny Wells progressed to pilot and rose to the higher echelons of command at the Air Ministry. From idyllic pre-war training, he would fly bombers against rebels over Iraq, combat Fw190s over England in the newly introduced and equally dangerous Typhoon; he would undertake hazardous low-level anti-shipping strikes in the English Channel, as well as train-busting sorties over occupied territory at night and close-support ground-attack operations across northern Europe following D-Day. Indeed, Wells ended World War II as one of the most successful and highly decorated Typhoon Wing Leaders in the Tactical Air Force. This well-researched account of one man's rise through the ranks of the Air Ministry is finely illustrated with contemporary images and is an excellent testimony of what was required of air pilots during World War II. Wells' story is both an inspiration and a gripping account of one man's journey through a service career spanning more than three turbulent decades.
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Subject Wells, J. C. (John Christopher), 1912-1965.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Biography.
Typhoon (Fighter plane)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
Fighter pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography.
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Other Form: Print version: Cornwell, Peter D. To scale the skies. Stroud : Spellmount, 2011. 9780752463537 (pbk.) : (Uk)015808966
ISBN 9780752466927 (e-pub)
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