Books: A Hero's Story

REACH FOR THE SKY (312 pp.) — Paul Brickhill— Norton ($3.75).

The lone Spitfire sped down into a pack of Messerschmitts and knocked down two of them. Then something hit the Spitfire.

The pilot turned and saw that the entire fuselage behind the cockpit had been sliced off. He struggled to get up, rose, and then was violently sucked at by the screaming wind. The wind smashed against his exposed body, whipped and cut his face, clawed at his "cringing, sight less eyeballs." but did not pull him out, because his right leg was caught...

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