By: Randle, Bill

Price: $26.32

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352pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped and canted spine. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner of front board. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (Tony Theobald), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly bumped and edgeworn only. 'Blue Skies and Dark Nights' is the autobiography of Group Captain W.S.O. ('Bill') Randle, which reads like a 'Boys Own' novel . . . Born in Devon, England in May, 1921, Bill Randle had WW2 pilot training in the U.S.A. and the U.K. where he joined the 150 Squadron Flying Wellingtons - shot down on a mission he was assisted by the Belgian Resistance and others and made it successfully back home to become a flight instructor. Later he aided the Americans in Korea, was a helicopter-base commander and a much-involved fundraiser for various British military organizations . . . Bill Randle died on August 12, 2012. Contents include: Prelims., 26 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 735g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall


Author Name: Randle, Bill

Categories: Military Biography, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Keston, Bromley, U.K., Independent Books: 2002

ISBN Number: 1872836402

ISBN Number 13: 9781872836409

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013237

Keywords: Military Biography, Royal Air Force Pilots, World War (1939-1945), British Military Pilots, Randle, Group Captain William (Bill) Samuel Oliver (1921-2012)