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RAAF Clive Caldwell AUSTRALIA'S LEADING ACE WW2

RAAF Clive Caldwell AUSTRALIA'S LEADING ACE WW2

Clive Caldwell, Air Ace ' by Kristen Alexander. - used book

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AUSTRALIA'S LEADING ACE WW2

 

2006 1st edition ' Clive Caldwell, Air Ace ' by Kristen Alexander.
Group Captain Clive Robertson Caldwell DSO, DFC & Bar (28 July 1910 – 5 August 1994) was the leading Australian air ace of World War II. He is officially credited with shooting down 28.5 enemy aircraft in over 300 operational sorties. In addition to his official score, he has been ascribed six probables and 15 damaged. Caldwell flew Curtiss P-40 Tomahawks and Kittyhawks in the North African Campaign and Supermarine Spitfires in the South West Pacific Theatre. He was the highest-scoring P-40 pilot from any air force and the highest-scoring Allied pilot in North Africa. Caldwell also commanded a Royal Air Force (RAF) squadron and two different Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) wings. His military service ended in controversy, however, when he resigned in protest at the misuse of Australian First Tactical Air Force's fighter units and was later court martialed and convicted for trading liquor.

  • Used Book YES
  • Total Pages: 298
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Comment: 1st edition
  • Book Condition: Shelf wear to board edges otherwise near new

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