On and off the Flight Deck. Reflections of a Naval Fighter Pilot in WWII. Author Henry 'Hank' Adlam.
A cockpit eye view of the life of a Fleet Air Arm pilot from 1941 to the end of hostilities in the Far East. Hank Adlham served in the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and the Far East and flew Wildcats, Hurricanes, Hellcats and Corsairs (among others).This is not a book about heroes and derring do, although there is no shortage of both, but more about the every day details of a young man fighting for his country (and often for his life).