Spitfire Pilot by Flight-Lieutentant David M. Crook, DFC audiobook

Spitfire Pilot

By Flight-Lieutentant David M. Crook, DFC
Read by Steven Crossley

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At the outbreak of the Second World War D. M. Crook, of No. 609 Squadron AAF, was at Yeadon, still undergoing his training; by the winter of 1939–40, he had his wings. Successfully applying to return to his Squadron, then on defense duties in northern England, Crook began to familiarize himself with their new fighter: the Spitfire. Soon they were posted to RAF Northolt, and it was at this time that Crook, much to his chagrin, was left grounded, undergoing knee surgery as they flew over Dunkirk. Following the Allied evacuation from France, Crook returned to the air and found himself facing the relentless sorties as the skies above Britain transformed into a battlefield. In one particularly frank passage, Crook recounts how he mistakenly shot down a Blenheim, going on to illustrate how easy it was for pilots to misidentify aircraft. Spitfire Pilot is a remarkable account of one officer's life in 609 Squadron during one of the most famous battles of the Second World War.

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At the outbreak of the Second World War D. M. Crook, of No. 609 Squadron AAF, was at Yeadon, still undergoing his training; by the winter of 1939–40, he had his wings.

Successfully applying to return to his Squadron, then on defense duties in northern England, Crook began to familiarize himself with their new fighter: the Spitfire.

Soon they were posted to RAF Northolt, and it was at this time that Crook, much to his chagrin, was left grounded, undergoing knee surgery as they flew over Dunkirk.

Following the Allied evacuation from France, Crook returned to the air and found himself facing the relentless sorties as the skies above Britain transformed into a battlefield.

In one particularly frank passage, Crook recounts how he mistakenly shot down a Blenheim, going on to illustrate how easy it was for pilots to misidentify aircraft.

Spitfire Pilot is a remarkable account of one officer's life in 609 Squadron during one of the most famous battles of the Second World War.

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Author Bio: Flight-Lieutentant David M. Crook, DFC

Author Bio: Flight-Lieutentant David M. Crook, DFC

Flight Lieutenant David M. Crook, DFC (1914-1944) was commissioned into the Auxiliary Air Force in September 1938, as an acting pilot officer. In May 1940 he was promoted to pilot officer, and in December of the same year to flight officer, before reaching the rank of flight lieutenant a year later. One of “The Few” who fought in the Battle of Britain, where he won the DFC, in December 1944 he failed to return to base: his Spitfire was reported to have dived into the sea. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English