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Fighter pilots in World War II

by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny

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Published by Leo Cooper in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.,
  • Fighter pilots -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBruce Barrymore Halpenny.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD785 .H33 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 214 p. :
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3378443M
    ISBN 101844150658
    LC Control Number2004484048
    OCLC/WorldCa56442837

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