Spitfire Books


The recollections of two Royal Air Force leaders

Signed by Johnnie Johnson & Laddie Lucas

  • Price: £ 40

Bookplate on the front end paper signed by

Air Vice-Marshal J E ‘Johnnie’ Johnson CB CBE DSO DFC
Wing Commander P B ‘Laddie’ Lucas CBE DSO DFC

Published by Stanley Paul, First edition, first printing 1995. 250 pages and very well illustrated with photographs.

Fine condition hardback book in a Fine condition unclipped dustjacket.  Clean, tight and bright and looks really smart in its protective wrapper.

‘Winged Victory‘ is a powerful, personal narrative of WWII – a story of success and some failures, of distinguished leaders and the common fighting airman, of the comradeship and the despair of loss; a story of leadership, strategy, planning and tactics; a story of individuals, comrades and friends told at first hand – a reminder of the hard fought war in the air, published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.

As top scoring allied fighter pilot of WW2 Johnnie Johnson was well qualified to write this fascinating and reflective book.  Laddie Lucas rose rapidly through the ranks from Aircraftsman 2nd Class to command 249 Squadron on Malta and lead the Coltishall Wing.

A lovely signed copy of this very readable book.