The ROAD to BIGGIN HILL
A Life of Wing Commander Johnny Checketts DSO DFC
Signed by Johnny Checketts
Bookplate signed by Johnny Checketts
Published by Grub Street. Revised & updated edition 2006. 192 pages including photographs
Mint condition hardback book and dustjacket. Clean, tight and bright. As new.
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 neat signed bookplate. The book was published just a few months after Johnny’s death in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2006 – he was a true and modest hero.