Killer Caldwell. Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot

Watson Jeffrey

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Hodder Australia
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: Reprint

Description: 282 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is that the first blank page is missing.

Publishers Description: Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a born pilot, a superb shot, and a natural leader. Acknowledged as Australia's greatest fighter pilot, he shot down 28 enemy aircraft - German, Italian, Vichy French and Japanese. His greatest day was when he flew straight up, and through, a formation of German planes (clipping the wings of several on the way) and turned around and shot down five planes in the space of 18 seconds. After service in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and North Africa, he was recalled to Australia at the time of the Japanese bombing raids on Darwin. He performed superbly in the air, but ended his career in the famous 'Morotai Mutiny' in the Dutch East Indies in 1945. MacArthur had sidelined Australia's best and bravest pilots, rather than sharing the glory of returning to the Philippines. There was an official inquiry which disciplined all those involved - and not least for their part in the smuggling of alcohol and cigarettes. This is the story of a great Australian - and of a group of men who were some of the finest pilots ever to have served in the RAAF.

ISBN: 9780733619298


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