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Hurricane Pilot

Hurricane Pilot

The Wartime Letters of Harry L. Gill, DFM, 1940-1943
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Harry L. Gill, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 at the age of 18. During his short but adventure-filled career, he flew a Hurricane fighter bomber over France, England, and India and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. In 1943 his airplane was shot down over Burma, and he died in the crash.

Drawing extensively on Gill's correspondence with his parents and siblings, this personal account of war shows how Gill was transformed from a small-town boy to a mature fighter pilot serving in a global war on another continent. His letters depict the enthusiasm of youth, a strong sense of humour, his plans for the future, and this continuing attachment to home.

Author: Brent Wilson
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: November 30th, 2007
# of Pages: 146