Open Cockpit

Arthur Gould Lee

Date Published :
August 2012
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Illustration :
photos included
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911621041
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 8.25 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols; being engaged in combat 56 times. He lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946. Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by W. V. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.

About The Author

Arthur Stanley Gould Lee specializes in military history.


"…first hand account of a tenacious young man who persevered in his desire to fly in combat…this edition benefits from fresh typesetting and a new rendering of photos by Lee and others to support the text in a meaningful visual way…

- Over the Front , January 2013

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