160 pages. "MAY 1940 To Sergeant George Yeoman, cruising high above France in his Hurricane fighter, on his way to join his first operational squadron, the war seemed a million miles away. He was unaware that he was flying straight into a holocaust. For at that very moment. the squadrons of the Luftwaffe were winging their way towards the Allied airfields to strike the first devastating blow in Hitler's Blitzkrieg on the western front. This is the story, told with painstaking accuracy and vivid drama, of a fighter squadron at war. of a handful of courageous pilots struggling desperately against hopeless odds while the British Expeditionary Force battled its way to Dunkirk - and of a young man's rise to maturity in the brutal atmosphere of combat and sudden death" >>> the first in the "Yeoman" series.; >> Store stamp on front endpage Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #
France, May 1940.
Seated in the cockpit of his Hurricane, Sergeant George Yeoman — young, eager, and innocent in the ways of war — is on his way to join his first operational squadron.
Meanwhile, the German Panzers advance unchecked through the Ardennes, and as the allied bombers plead to strike at them, the Luftwaffe is already set to launch a decisive blow.
Disaster beckons and Yeoman and No. 505 Squadron soon find themselves courting death in a series of increasingly desperate sorties as the allied army begins its retreat towards Dunkirk.
There are only a handful of them against the might of Hitler’s war machine, and with each sortie the ranks of the Squadron grow ever more depleted.
The odds stacked against them are hopeless...
A vivid tale of a fighter squadron at war, ‘Hurricane Squadron’ is told with painstaking accuracy, charting a young man’s rise to maturity in the face of combat and sudden death.
Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history, having become a full time writer in 1969. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders. ‘Hurricane Squadron’ is the first book in the Sergeant George Yeoman series.
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Title: Hurricane Squadron - ( First in Yeoman ...
Publisher: Corgi Books
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Soft Cover
Illustrator: Brian Knight - Wraparound Painted Cover!
Book Condition: Very Good to Fine
Edition: PBO (Paperback Original) True First Ed..
Book Description Corgi Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0552111953 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Seller Inventory # Z0552111953Z3
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001685391
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001416365
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003733395
Book Description Corgi, British, 1979. Condition: Very Good. 1st Printing. Square solid copy with light wear on covers. Light moisture stain on bottom right corner of about first 50 inside pages. Bookstore rubber stamps on first inside page and inside back cover. "First in series of World War II adventures featuring Sergeant George Yeoman.". Seller Inventory # 21642
Book Description Corgi 11195, 1979. Paperback. Condition: About Very Good. 1st Corgi edition. originally published in hardcover, in 1978, by Arthur Barker; introduces Sergeant George Yeoman in May, 1940, as he joins his first operational squadron in World War II; moderate edgewear, flaking to spine ends, blue ink stain to top edge w/some bleed to top margins (does not affect text), moderate general wear; Size: Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall. Seller Inventory # 008572