In 1940, against the backdrop of the Battle of Britain, 66Squadron's commanding officer, Squadron Leader Athol Forbes,asked ten of his pilots to record their experiences offlying one of the greatest aerial battles ever waged. TheTen Fighter Boys, published in 1942, comprised the firsthandaccounts of pilot officers and sergeant pilots from allwalks of life among them was Sergeant Jimmy Corbin, whowrote the third chapter. He was 23 - old by pilot standards- and, like the rest of the squadron, based at Biggin Hill,Kent. Now, sixty years later, Flight Lieutenant JimmyCorbin, Spitfire pilot, tells his extraordinary wartimestory. He describes how an ordinary working-class boy fromMaidstone was propelled into the thick of action in theskies over Kent during the summer and autumn of 1940. As thesole survivor of the original `Ten Fighter Boys', Jimmy'sstory is all the more poignant now that the men who foughtthe Battle of Britain pass from living memory.
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The History Press
August 31, 2011
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