FIGHTER PILOT

The First American Ace of World War II

Signed by Colonel William R Dunn

  • Price: £ 95

 Inscribed, signed and dated by William ‘Bill’ Dunn on the front end paper

Published by The University Press of Kentucky. First edition 1982.  234 pages and well illustrated with photographs.

A Fine condition hardback book in blue boards. Clean, bright, tight and unmarked. Fine condition dustjacket in protective wrapper. A first class copy in all respects and nearly as new.  Comes with some relevant newspaper cuttings.

Within a week of Britain declaring war on Germany in 1939, William Dunn, a young American, volunteered for the Canadian Army and was sent to the UK. He managed to get a transfer into the RAF and joining 71 Eagle Squadron, became the first American Ace of the war. His distinguished career continued for 38 years of military service, including Vietnam. A fascinating, well written account of life in the RAF from an American perspective from a real larger than life character. Being an aviation artist, Bill also painted the artwork for the cover of the book!

Douglas Bader reviewed the book and wrote:
‘A perfectly splendid book. An excellent account of the flyer’s experience in World War II’. 

A scarce signed Eagle Squadron book rarely found outside the USA.