Day of the Flying Fox. The True Story of World War II Pilot by Steve Pitt

By Steve Pitt

Canadian global battle II pilot Charley Fox, now in his overdue eighties, has had an exciting existence, in particular at the day in July 1944 in France whilst he noticed a black employees automobile, the type frequently hired to force high-ranking 3rd Reich dignitaries. Already famous for his ability in dive-bombing and strafing the enemy, Fox went in to assault the car. because it grew to become out, the automobile contained famed German basic Erwin Rommel, the barren region Fox, and Charley succeeded in wounding him.

Rommel, who on the time was once the Germans' very best army commander in France orchestrating the Nazis' resistance to the D-day invasion, was once by no means a similar after that. writer Steve Pitt specializes in this seminal occasion in Charley Fox's lifestyles and within the struggle, yet he additionally presents interesting points of the interval, together with profiles of famous ace pilots Buzz Beurling and Billy Bishop, Jr., and nice break out architect Walter Floody, in addition to sidebars approximately Hurricanes, Spitfires, and Messerschmitts.

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Permission to photocopy should be requested from Access Copyright. Editor: Michael Carroll Design: Erin Mallory Printer: Marquis Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Pitt, Steve, 1954- Day of the Flying Fox : the true story of World War II pilot Charley Fox / Steve Pitt. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-1-55002-808-9 1. Fox, Charley, 1920-. 2. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Canadian. 3. World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Canadian. 4. Air pilots--Canada--Biography.

You’ve got the brains, Charley,” his father always told him. ” Charley knew what his dad was talking about. Although Charley rarely found school work difficult, he preferred sports to studying. Sometimes he let his marks drop by playing too much baseball, hockey, or basketball, his favourite. He always promised himself he would study harder “next week,” and after that “next week, for sure,” but before he knew it the term was over and the marks were in. Now Charley glanced at his report card and shuddered.

Companies, such as General Motors and Standard Oil, invested in Germany, too, and continued to do business with the Nazis and Fascists until the United States entered the Second World War in December 1941. This investment aided Hitler’s ability to wage war. Persecution of the Jews and an unwarranted build-up of the military were no secrets by that time, but like many people of the era, Lindbergh and Ford ignored the alarming aspects of the Fascist/Nazi regimes until it was too late. Once Hitler had rearmed Germany, he demanded the return of territories that had been taken away after the First World War.

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