A TIGER’S TALE
The story of Battle of Britain Spitfire Ace Wg Cdr John Freeborn DFC*
Signed by John Freeborn and author Bob Cossey on the title page
Signed on the page opposite by
74 Squadron Battle of Britain Pilot
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Smith
74 Squadron Battle of Britain Groundcrew
John Gill ~ Fitter
Fred Waters ~ Fitter HM Stephen’s Spitfire
Derek Morris ~ Fitter John Freeborn’s Spitfire
Edan Webster ~ Armourer Sailor Malan’s Spitfire
J&KH Publishing First edition 2002. 175 pages with plenty of photographs
Mint condition hardback book and dustjacket. As new.
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC* (12 victories) was a pilot on 74 (Tiger) Squadron between 1938-41 and was one of Sailor Malan’s Flight Commanders. He also had the distinction of flying more hours than any other RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain. He flew with 602 Squadron, Commanded 118 Squadron and then led 286 Wing in Italy before retiring from the RAF in 1946.
A lovely copy of this Battle of Britain memoir