We Kept Britain Flying

Diary of an RAF Mechanic in World War II

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About the Book

Corporal Leonard Guttridge was among the many unsung heroes of the Battle of Britain—the Royal Air Force mechanics and armorers who patched bullet holes, repaired engines, refueled empty tanks and replenished ammunition, enabling outnumbered pilots to return to the skies. His journal, written in tiny notebooks, at moments under enemy fire, chronicles the battle and its human toll, and portrays the tenacity of the RAF ground crews without whom the British could not have defeated the German Luftwaffe.

About the Author(s)

Vivien J. Olsen is an attorney for a non-profit organization in Topeka, Kansas.
Jan K. Herman is the former chief medical historian of the U.S. Navy. He has written and produced documentaries for the Navy, highlighting its medical service during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He has authored more than 50 articles and five books. Now retired, he resides in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Leonard F. Guttridge
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, glossary, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9336-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5081-4
Imprint: McFarland