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001 a3993165
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040 _aYDXCP
020 _a178155501X
020 _a9781781555019
035 _a(OCoLC)927363887
082 0 4 _a940.540092
100 1 _aLarsen, Tor Idar,
245 1 0 _aSpitfire glory :
_bthe wartime flying life of Leif Lundsten /
_cTor Idar Larsen.
264 1 _a[Place of publication not identified] :
_bFonthill Media,
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
520 _aMajor Leif Lundsten flew hundreds of Spitfires during the Second World War. As a fighter pilot with 331 Squadron and test pilot with Vickers-Armstrong, he strapped on as many as seven different marks of Spitfires. All the way from the early mark II up to the rare, brutal XII version. Following Lundsten s career as a fighter pilot through the War, all the Spitfires he flew are covered in this book along with descriptions of his sorties. Behind every Spitfire there is a story to be told. Stories of brave heroism, tragic deaths or determined resilience. Many of the Spitfires disappeared quickly, shot down by Luftwaffe fighters. Others lived longer than our hero did, and still exist today, becoming legendary Spitfires on their own. The author pays tribute to a forgotten Spitfire hero, a gallant and brave man that did his country proud. Time and time again Leif Lundsten took a Spitfire to the air, whether it was an air-test or to meet the Luftwaffe in a dogfight over the channel. He never lived to tell his story, but the stories of the Spitfires he flew remains. This is Leif Lundsten s legacy."
600 1 0 _aLundsten, Leif,
650 0 _aWorld War, 1939-1945
_xAerial operations.
650 0 _aWorld War, 1939-1945
_vPersonal narratives, Norwegian.
650 0 _aFighter pilots
650 0 _aFighter pilots
_zGreat Britain
994 _aZ0
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999 _c118572