TYPHOON ATTACK By Norman Franks - Special Multi-Signed Edition

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TYPHOON ATTACK By Norman Franks

SPECIAL MULTI-SIGNED EDITION

This classic book by historian Norman Franks focusses on the men who flew the awesome Hawker Typhoon fighter during the latter stages of World War 2. The 'Tiffie' as it became known was not an easy aircraft to fly compared with the Spitfire, nor was it as agile but the Typhoon made up for those drawbacks by being a tremedously rugged aircraft, perfectly suited to the task of ground-attack. 

Whether using rockets, bombs or it's 20mm cannon, the Typhoon became a legend within the ranks of the Second Tactical Air Force, flying into lethal clouds of German Flak to deliver it's payload and blast a way through for the advancing Allied Units.

The Typhoon and it's pilots fought their way through Normandy, into Holland and over the Ardennes, finally advancing onto German soil.

This is the 2003 Grub Street updated Edition which was issued with a Special Limited Edition Bookplate of only 25 Signed by 5 veteran Hawker Typhoon pilots:-

AIR COMMODORE J.W. FROST - 175 SQUADRON

FLIGHT LT. J.W. SHELLARD - 263 SQUADRON

FLIGHT LT. SIR A.T.LAMB - 245 SQUADRON

FLYING OFFICER RON POTTINGER - 3 SQUADRON 

FLYING OFFICER J.K. BYRNE - 197 SQUADRON

In addition, I have obtained these further Typhoon Signatures

JOHN THORBURN - 80 SQUADRON [TEMPEST]

KEN KNEEN - 175 SQUADRON

JACK HODGES - 174 SQUADRON

DAVID INCE - 193/257 SQUADRONS

DEREK TAPSON - 197 SQUADRON

JOHN 'ABE' LINCOLN - 175 SQUADRON

FRANK WHEELER - 174 SQUADRON

BYRON DUCKENFIELD - AFDU

JAMES KYLE - 197 SQUADRON

TONY FAIRHEAD - 184 SQUADRON

A Total of 16 Typhoon/Tempest Signatures - a truly unique 'one off'.