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A Life of Wing Commander Johnny Checketts DSO DFC

Signed by Johnny Checketts

  • Price: £ 60

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.