The Diary of Sonny Ormrod DFC

Malta Fighter Ace

Brian Cull, Frederick Galea

 
Date Published :
September 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
36 black & white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781555293
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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$45.00

Overview
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Plt Off Oliver Ormrod, better known as 'Sonny' to his RAF compatriots due to his youthful appearance, was just four days past his twentieth birthday when he was killed in action after his Hurricane was shot down. During his brief fighting career at Malta in February to April 1942, he was credited with only two enemy aircraft destroyed, although he shared in the destruction of three others. Ormrod also claimed three ‘probables' and at least six damaged. A total of a dozen successes at a time when the Hurricane was completely outclassed by Bf 109Fs of JG53, his bravery and valor were recognized by the award of a DFC. Although extracts from Ormrod's diary have appeared in various publications over the years, the editors/authors now offer the complete story of his brief period of combat in the skies over Malta. He was one of many young lives lost in the effort to safeguard Malta and he was there when only Hurricanes were available to combat the Luftwaffe's onslaught. This is his story...

About The Author
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Brian Cull has been writing Second World War aviation history for the past twenty-five years and has in excess of twenty-five titles to his credit, many of which have been highly acclaimed. These include the ‘Bloody Shambles’ series, ‘Hurricanes over Malta’, ‘Spitfires over Malta’, ‘Twelve Days in May’, ‘Diver! Diver! Diver!’, ‘Gladiator Ace’, ‘Screwball Beurling’; while ‘Fighters over the Aegean’, ‘First of the Few’ and ‘Blenheims over Greece and Crete’ are a series of books for Fonthill Media.

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