Fighter Pilot

Date Published :
April 2015
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Series :
Vintage Aviation Series
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ISBN : 9781612001463
Pages : 276
Dimensions : 7.5 X 5 inches
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“McScotch” himself describes his book and pays tribute to a colleague in this note, which appears at the front of the volume:
“This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving in one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honor of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, ‘MICK’ MANNOCK, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.”

Available records and publications show “McScotch” himself as a fighter pilot with 40 Squadron, holding the rank of lieutenant and then captain. He is credited with 12 kills of German opponents.

This is a detailed and exciting account of squadron life and shows the bravery and true comradeship of these flyers.


"This reviewer considers William MacLanachan's Fighter Pilot to be one of the best World War I air combat narratives ever produced. This book is worthy of the highest recommendation."

- Over the Front Summer 2015, August 2015

"This is a well-written description of MacLanachan's transition from fighter pilot neophyte to expert and gives the reader a good feel for life at the front in a British squadron. It is also noteworthy in that it thoroughly describes the famous ace "Mick” Mannock during the seven months that the two flew together.”

- World War One Illustrated

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