'Fighter Pilot' - book by Paul Richey

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Mikeo, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    Does anyone have a copy of 'Fighter Pilot' to hand? The book is available via Amazon but I'd first like to know whether there's a picture of Fl Lt HNE ('Sammy') Salmon, who in 1940 was serving with one of the fighter squadrons deployed in France during the Phoney War. I know that I saw a picture of him somewhere with a group of other pilots and believe it may have been in this book. The picture, as far as I recall, was of a group of men in front of a hut. I'd greatly appreciate help in this matter. Thanks in advance.
    M
     
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  2. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Hi, I have a first edition and the pic you refer to is in there, plate 5.
     
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  3. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    OK - that's great. Thank you so much ...I'll order the book.
    M
     
  4. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Pic too large to upload from my phone, but I’ll put it up tomorrow at work.
     
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  5. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    Very fine about the pic.
    Looking forward to seeing it.
    M
     
  6. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

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  7. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    Many thanks for the pic ... that shows him and I'll get the book. However, the shot that I remember was of him standing in a group, as I said earlier, perhaps in front of a hut.
    M
     
  8. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    I'll have another browse tonight! Any excuse to leaf through that book, it's an absolute classic.
     
  9. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Only other contender? No list of names unfortunately.
     

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  10. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    Thanks again for your help but that's unfortunately not the picture that I remember. I think that it was in France in 1940. I may have a photocopy with some text and this could help to identify the book in question.
    M
     
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  11. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Bring on the challenge! I’m away from home (and thus my book collection) but I’ll enjoy the root around when I get back. Billy Drake Fighter Leader by Christopher Shores and Squadrons Up by Noel Monks will be my first ports of call.
     
  12. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    Just edited my post of 'Thursday' above - I see that I omitted the 'not' (!) ... the text should have read "but that's unfortunately not the picture that I remember."

    Do you happen to have a copy of 'Yellow Belly' by John Newton Chance (published by Robert Hale, 1959? There's a bit about him in that ... I have a copy of the text. But I'm wondering whether the picture that I had (but cannot now find!) was in 'Yellow Belly'. Salmon was with No 1 Squadron in France in 1940. If you don't have this book, I can start another thread.

    Thanks in advance - M
     
  13. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Hi, no that's not one I've got. I should get a chance to leaf through the others I've mentioned tonight and will let you know if anything looks plausible.
     
  14. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    OK and thanks - I'll wait to hear from you.
    M
     
  15. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Hi, I've checked the books I mentioned plus AASF by Charles Gardener. Plenty of pics, but none matching your description i'm afraid.
     
  16. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    OK thank you very much for your help.
    I'll open a new thread asking about the pic.
    M
     

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