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1 Lavigne, J. P. A. Michel and, Edwards, James Francis 'stocky' Edwards Kittyhawk Pilot Wing Commander J. F. (Stocky) Edwards
Battleford, Saskatchewan Turner-Warwick Publications 1983 0919899102 / 9780919899100 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xii, 308, xxiv pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "Xii, 308, xxiv pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Signed by Edwards. From Wikipedia: "James Francis "Stocky" Edwards, CM, DFC & Bar, DFM, CD was a Canadian fighter pilot during World War II. Edwards is Canada's highest scoring ace in the Western Desert Campaign. ~ Flight Sergeant Edwards was posted to 94 Squadron RAF of 223 Wing in January 1942 flying the P-40 "Kittyhawk". On March 23, he flew his first operational trip, during which he shot down his first enemy aircraft, a Bf-109. In May, he was posted to 260 Squadron, and saw intensive action for the rest of 1942. By September, he had 6 "kills" and was commissioned. A Distinguished Flying Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross were awarded by the start of 1943, by which time Edwards was a Flight Commander. His tour finished in May 1943, total claims made being 17 aircraft shot down and several ground kills. In fact German records show Edwards underclaimed - 22 victories had been confirmed by German records. ~ During an interview, Edwards himself specified that he had 19 confirmed victories during the war. Many who flew with him have said that he only reported those "kills" he was certain of and that his real number of aerial victories was probably much higher than officially reported. 18 of Edwards's 19 victories, according to Brown and Lavigne, were enemy fighters (14 Bf-109s, 3 FW-190s and one Macchi 202). "; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 60.00 USD
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