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Hell of a Time: The Aviation Novels of Derek Robinson



It started when I was ten years old. In the summer of 1992 my family and I were in New Delhi, visiting family for the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1985. I switched on the television and saw a World War II British fighter aircraft flying low over the countryside. Then, much to my amazement, it flew under a stone bridge. But then the pilot, momentarily distracted, flew his aircraft straight into a tree and was killed in the ensuing fiery crash. Continue reading


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