The flying career of Louis Strange spanned 47 years of active flight and 115 types of aircraft ranging from the wood and fabric machines of 1913 to a jet fighter of the 1950s. This wide-ranging career in aviation was full of incident and achievement. Some of his more daring and unusual exploits have been recorded in aviation literature, and credit has been widely given for his significant contributions to military and civil flying. His own book, "Recollections of An Airman", published in 1933 and reprinted in 1988, recalls his experiences before and during World War I. This biography has been made possible by the discovery of Louis Strange's own collection of memorabilia and log books, and above all by the availability of his own extensive writings. In addition to "Recollections of an Airman", he wrote three unpublished manuscripts about his family history and his life as a farmer; his involvement in civilian flying between and immediately after the Wars; and his experiences during World War II. Anecdotes and personal evaluations are provided by those who knew or were colleagues of Louis Strange from 1930 until the 1960s. These include surviving members of the Strange family, in particular his daughter, Professor Susan Selly. The book is presented in fourteen chapters, and portrays Louis Strange as an aviator of immense experience and skill, and as a man of great spirit and courage with a streak of the rebel about him. Although evaluation and analysis are made, the emphasis is on action and anecdote.
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; x, 183 p. : ill., facsim., frontis., ports. ; 26 cm. Notes; Includes index. Published in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. Includes bibliographical references and index. At head of title: Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. Subjects; Strange, Louis Arbon (1891-1966). Strange, Louis Arbon (1891-1966). Strange, Louis - Studies. Air pilots - England - Biography. Air pilots - Great Britain - Biography. Aeronautics - Great Britain - History. Airmen - Great Britain. Air pilots, Military, in literature - Great Britain - History. Biography. biography, individual. air force unit histories. air forces. Great Britain. UK. First World War. Second World War. air force wings, geschwader and US group commands. wing formations. squadron histories, individual. individual squadron histories. air forces, education, boy apprentices and specialist raining. air forces, education, test pilot training. air forces, education, parachute training. british squadrons. raf squadrons. royal air force squadrons. 5 Sqdn. 6 Sqdn. 80 Wing. 24 Sqdn. Parachute Training School. Air forces - Pilots.
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Book Description Stationery Office, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 112905005