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Happy Birthday Captain W.E. Johns!

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"Captain" (Actually, Flying Officer) William Earl Johns, born 5 February 1893.

 

I still have a copy of "Biggles - Pioneer Air Fighter" which I got as a present for my 8th birthday sitting on my bookshelf.

 

I still read it from time to time as well - the descriptions of WW1 flying and combat tactics are well worthwhile.

 

And on a recent visit to the Imperial war Museum in London, I picked up a reissue of "Biggles Defends the Desert."

 

 

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Great stuff!

 

Curse you, von Stalhein!

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