Hurricane Pilot

By: Brent Wilson [ed]

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Harry L. Gill, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 at the age of 18. During his short but adventure-filled career, he flew a Hurricane fighter bomber over France, England, and India and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. In 1943 his airplane was shot down over Burma, and he died in the crash. Hurricane Pilot captures the perspective of a young man in the middle of a war in Europe and Asia. Drawing extensively on Gill's correspondence with his parents and his siblings, this very personal account of war shows how Gill was transformed from a small-town boy to a mature fighter pilot serving in a global war on another continent. His letters depict the enthusiasm of youth, a strong sense of humour, his plans for the future, and this continuing attachment to home. Hurricane Pilot is volume ten in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.

Title: Hurricane Pilot

Author Name: Brent Wilson [ed]

Categories: Atlantic Canada,

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions: 2007

ISBN Number: 0864924992

ISBN Number 13: 9780864924995

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New Book

Seller ID: 0074682N