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THREE OF A KIND

Author: Kerry White
 


Book Cover: Three of a KindKerry White has a new book out, available on Amazon: ‘Three of a kind’, the stories of three pilots from different conflicts − World War One, World War Two, Vietnam − and other reflections on aviation and aviators. ISBN: 978-0-9942814-2-5.

Three of a kind includes the stories of three military pilots – from World War One, World War Two and the Vietnam War: a newly graduated medical doctor who became a member of the initial intake at Australia’s first military flying school, and Australia’s first pilot killed in war; a ‘boy from the bush’ who signed up with the Royal Australian Air Force and flew with a Lancaster squadron in Britain; and Jim Campbell, an Army apprentice who became a helicopter pilot and was awarded a DFC.
 

Author's 'Selfie' inside the helicopter PHOTO: The author’s ’selfie’ on the back cover of Three of a kind, taken during a Bell 47 chopper flight with Mike Becker on the Sunshine Coast in 2015. This helicopter was actually flown by two pilots featured in the book (Jim Campbell, right in second photo, and Peter Rogers, left) during their military service. Both were awarded DFCs for actions with 5RAR in the Vietnam War.
Both pilots viewing the cabin layout

Kerry has published two anthologies, the poet from hell, and Strength, labour and sorrow (both available on Amazon).


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