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Hurricane Pilot

By: Brent Wilson [ed]

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions: 2007

Seller ID: 0074682N

ISBN: 0864924992

Condition: New Book


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 sm... View more info