COVER of DARKNESS
By Air Cdre Roderick Chisholm CBE DSO DFC
Signed by Air Commodore Roderick Chisholm CBE DSO DFC
Signed by Roderick Chisholm on the title page
Inscribed and signed by Roderick Chisholm on the front end paper
‘For L.H.L. With all good wishes and gratitude for his support 1955-61’
Chatto & Windus. First edition, 4th impression November 1953. 222 pages with 18 photos.
Near Fine condition hardback book in a Very Good condition dustjacket.
This is the story of the night war in the air. The author began operations with night fighters in 1940 and saw the development of night flying techniques under ‘Cat’s- Eyes’ Cunningham, later commanding an operational night fighter development unit and was involved with counter-measures against German night fighters.
Citation for the award of the Distinguished Service Order.
Acting Group Captain Roderick Aeneus CHISHOLM, D.F.C. (90233), Auxiliary Air Force.
This officer has completed an extremely large number of sorties at night during which he has destroyed 9 enemy aircraft. He has displayed exceptional skill and keenness and, both in the air and on the ground, his outstanding qualities and personal example have contributed materially to the efficiency of the unit he commands.
(London Gazette – 14 January 1944)
A very uncommon double signed Battle of Britain and night fighter memoir.