By Tom Neil
A brilliantly shiny moment global warfare memoir by means of certainly one of 'the Few' Spitfire fighter pilots.
Following the D-Day landings, conflict of england hero Tom Neil used to be assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron. because the Allies driven east, Neil commandeered an deserted Spitfire as his personal own aeroplane. Erasing any proof of its provenance and stripping it right down to naked steel, it grew to become the RAF's merely silver Spitfire.
Alongside his US comrades, he took the silver Spitfire into conflict until eventually, with the war's finish, he used to be pressured to make a tough determination. confronted with too many questions on the mysterious rogue fighter, he pondered more and more determined measures to dump it, together with bailing out mid-Channel. He ultimately left the Spitfire at precious Down, by no means to be visible again.
THE SILVER SPITFIRE is the first-hand, gripping tale of Neil's heroic adventure as an RAF fighter pilot and his memories along with his personal own Spitfire.
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