In the third and final episode of Navy Blue Fighter Pilot, Lieutenant Don Sheppard is now a blooded veteran, a respected and much-loved member of 1836 Squadron since his training in Brunswick, Maine. While this was only 18 months previous, it seems like a lifetime to the weary fighter and bomber pilots of HMS Victorious. By now, having been on operations in the icy Northern seas and the heavy heat of the Indian Ocean, Sheppard is used to the dangers, deprivations and miseries of the life of a carrier pilot, but nothing can prepare him for the Divine Wind—the terror of the kamikaze.
Source / Author: Vintage Wings of Canada
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