The ROAD to BIGGIN HILL
A Life of Wing Commander Johnny Checketts DSO DFC
Signed by Johnny Checketts
Pictorial bookplate signed by Johnny Checketts
Published by Airlife. First edition 1986. 192 pages including photographs
Fine condition hardback book and dustjacket. Clean, tight and bright. A lovely copy.
Johnny Checketts was one of the great fighter pilots of WWII. Well over the average age for a wartime pilot, he was mentored by Al Deere, became an Ace and commanded 485 (NZ) Squadron. After being shot down he evaded capture and returned to lead a Spitfire Wing in the invasion of Europe.
A lovely copy of this interesting biography with a great signed bookplate. The bookplate was signed when I visited Johnny at home in New Zealand in 2005.