ENEMY in the SKY
My 1940 Diary
Signed by Air Vice-Marshal Sandy Johnstone CB DFC
Signed by AVM Sandy Johnstone on the title page
Also inscribed and signed by Sandy Johnstone on the front end paper
Presidio Press First US Edition 1979. 191 pages and well illustrated with photographs
Fine condition hardback book and dustjacket. Clean, tight and bright in a protective wrapper. A first class, double signed 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 double signed Battle of Britain book.