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The Sky Suspended: A Fighter Pilot's Story
by Jim Bailey
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In 1939, at the age of nineteen, Jim Bailey was conscripted into the RAF to train as a fighter pilot. What happened over the next five years to Jim and the men he met, the men who fought, died, and survived, is related with candor and quiet modesty in this book. It describes the youthful heroism of his companions, and he captures the atmosphere of everyday life on the ground in wartime Britain, as well as the air battles.
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While studying at Oxford University in the warm summer of 1939, Jim Bailey knew that war with Germany was looming. From a world of books and words, the nineteen-year-old saw that this was his moment to grasp something more real and, despite his fear of combat, he signed up to train as a pilot for the Royal Air Force and defend his country. Bailey flew fighters throughout World War II, from the Battle of Britain through Gibraltar and the Anzio beach-head to the landing in the South of France.
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