ENEMY in the SKY
ENEMY in the SKY

ENEMY in the SKY

My 1940 Diary

Signed by Air Vice-Marshal Sandy Johnstone CB DFC


    Inscribed and signed on the front end paper by

    Air Vice-Marshal Sandy Johnstone

    “…… A great friend from the
    days when Pontius was a Pilot!
    With my best wishes
    Sandy Johnstone”

    Presidio Press First US Edition 1979.   191 pages and well illustrated with photographs

    Fine condition hardback book and unclipped dustjacket.  Clean, tight and bright in a protective wrapper. A smart copy.

    Sandy Johnstone was the CO of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron during the Battle of Britain and was credited with 8 victories and 4 probables.  Later, he led a Spitfire wing during the Siege of Malta and was involved in the planning of D-Day. 

    This vivid and readable book recreates the tense drama of the daily life of a fighter pilot during the crucial year of 1940. At the beginning of the year, 602 Squadron was in Scotland and Britain was lulled by the phoney war period, every sighting of an enemy plane was an event.  As the year wears on, the tone of the diary changes – the leisurely pace of the first few months gradually alters as the menace comes nearer.  602 Squadron’s outstanding role in clearing the skies of enemy aircraft of enemy aircraft is brought to life through the pages of this remarkable diary.

    A great signed Battle of Britain book.