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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: There is a short light ripple to the top and bottom edges of the pages; the pages are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 185 x 261 mm
Pages: 228
Publisher: Random Century
Publication date: 1992

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Wings over the Pacific
By Alex Horn

The RNZAF in the Pacific Air War

This is a comprehensive, but informal, history of the RNZAF in the Pacific during World War II. Using his own experiences and those of other pilots, navigators, wireless operators, air gunners and groundcrew personnel, Alex Horn recreates the war years, enabling readers to feel that they too are in the cockpit or on the islands. Following accounts of early training days right up to the very end of the war, he vividly describes exciting tail-chases, amazing incidents such as when one pilot brought his C47 home with one wing shorn off, courageous rescues of crew by flying boats, the tragic losses of pilots and the horrific tortures inflicted upon prisoners by the Japanese. This is the only book available that covers New Zealand's participation in the Pacific War so completely.

Alex Horn was born in 1921 and grew up in the Elstow district near Te Aroha, New Zealand. He was educated there and at Te Aroha District High School. During the Second World War, he served in the RNZAF, including three tours of duty in the forward area on Corsair Fighter Bombers. He returned to farming after the war, and is now retired and lives with his wife at Omokoroa, Tauranga, where they run a small avocado orchard. He has one son and a granddaughter.

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