Hurricanes Over Burma Bush Cotton DFC OAM book
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Hurricanes Over Burma Bush Cotton DFC OAM


Hurricanes Over Burma By Sqn Leader M.C. 'Bush' Cotton DFC OAM

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Squadron Leader Monty "Bush" Cotton DFC OAM joined the RAAF. He was selected to be one of the first forty pilots to enter (EATS) Empire Air Training Scheme in Canada.
He flew Hurricanes with No 43 Fighter Squadron RAF in 1941. Later being transferred to Burma where he flew Hurricanes with No 17 Fighter Squadron. He eventually took over the command of No 17 Sqn.

He returned to Australia towards the end of WW2 in a test flying capacity at RAAF Laverton Victoria.

He said of his Hurricane, "I flew and loved the Spitfire, the Hurricane was a wonderful machine. Rugged, easy to fly and maintain, a superb gun-platform because of its stability and viability, it could absorb an enormous amount of punishment."

He frankly discusses his colleagues, friends, enemies, his flying tactics and his feelings whilst fighting over the jungle in the face of chilling odds.

After the war he returned the family timber business at Oberon NSW.
He passed away on the 22nd September 2006.

Although an autobiography of his wartime experiences there are biographies of several other pilots within the book. Including the Memoirs of Wing Commander "Bunny" Stone DFC, and small biography of 13 other pilots.

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mint condition
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signed by veteran/author
Cover Type:
Soft Cover

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