Red Sky at Night the Story of Jo Capka, D.F.M. As Told to Kendall McDonald with a Foreword By Sir Archibald McIndoe, F.R.C.S.
Capka, Jo

New York: Roy, 1958. F 191 pages; black and white portrait frontispiece of the Czechoslovakian Air Force pilot Jo Capka, along with other black and white illustrations in the text; (from the jacket information): "...no ordinary hero. He holds the D.F. J., the Croix de Guerre and the highest decorations of his home country...joined the first Czech underground movement and, when they blew up the Gestapo H.Q. in his home town of Olomouc near Brno, fled to Poland by tying himself to the bogeys of a goods train...joining the Foreign Legion...experienced the cruel discipline (and abandon) of a Legionnaire's life in the desert...(after flying for the French Armee de l'Air)...became a Sergeant Pilot in the R.A.F. He flew Wellingtons in a total of 56 bombing missions..." and had most of his face blown off while being shot down; No. 311, Capka's unit Squadron RAF was a Czechoslovakian-manned bomber squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War; dramatically illustrated dustjacket over red cloth boards; light wear; very good condition, interesting World War II aviation history. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 19561)

$45.00

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