November 5, 2012

Decorated war pilot

Desert Hawk
by Barbara Hehner

Saskatchewan farm boy Jim Edwards joined the RCAF right after high school. Jim’s skills as a pilot were soon evident. He rose quickly in the ranks until, at just 20 years old, he was leading the 260 Squadron over more senior officers. Edwards racked up victories in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, becoming a decorated wing commander by war’s end. In December 2004, he was made a member of the Order of Canada.

An easy, quick read, this book will appeal to anyone interested in combat flying.

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