Spitfire Pilot 3 Squadron book

Spitfire Pilot 3 and 452 Squadron RAAF WW2 77 Sqn Korean War

Spitfire Pilot Lou Spence: A Story of Bravery, Leadership and Love by J C H Spence FRS

Fighter pilot Lou Spence’s story is one of bravery, leadership and love. To write this book, Author John Spence draws on his father’s wartime diaries, stories, log books and pilot memoirs from the same Squadron.  During World War 2, in 1940, Lou Spence started pilot training. He trained at RAAF Archerfield flying Tiger Moths.

On the 3rd September 1941 he sailed from Sydney bound for the Middle East. He become a member of 3 Squadron piloting Tomahawks and Hurricanes against Rommel’s forces. Fellow pilots included RAAF heroes like Bobby Gibbes and Nicky Barr. He returned to help defend Australia, against the Japanese onslaught. Lou become an instructor at No2 Operational Training Unit Mildura. A courageous pilot, he was keen to reunite with dogfight action, later transferring as a Squadron Leader with 452 Squadron at Strauss base Darwin, flying the famous Spitfires. After the WW2 he went on to lead the RAAF 77 Squadron flying Mustangs in the Korean War.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
Dimensions in mm :
210 x 135

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