Hurricane over the Jungle: 120 Days Fighting the Japanese Onslaught in 1942

Hurricane over the Jungle: 120 Days Fighting the Japanese Onslaught in 1942

by Terence Kelly

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Overview

The author and WWII fighter pilot offers a firsthand look at an RAF squadron’s harrowing fate in this candid combat memoir.
 
Before he became a prolific author of history and fiction, Terence Kelly served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, flying Hawker Hurricanes in combat against the Japanese. Hurricanes Over the Jungle is Kelly’s personal account of what happened to the twenty-two pilots of No. 258 Squadron, RAF, after leaving Scotland in late October 1941. One hundred and twenty days later, all those who had not been killed became prisoners of the Japanese.
 
This heartbreaking story takes readers to the final defense of Singapore and then on to Sumatra and Java. In his vivid narrative, Kelly recaptures the atmosphere of squadron life, the bitter aerial engagements with the Japanese enemy, and the hostile jungle terrain over which they fought. For its honest depiction of front line combat, and its criticism of British and Allied failures that resulted in lost lives, Hurricane Over the Jungle offers an important perspective on the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783035120
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 07/19/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 599,981
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Terence Kelly is a former World War Two pilot.

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