Notes on Gunnery, by Wing Commander E.M. Donaldson

Notes on Gunnery, by Wing Commander E.M. Donaldson
Typed Booklet, c.20.5cm by 26cm, 54 pages (S8144WSOU3)

Reproduced by Ground School, Luke Field, Arizona, and stamped on the front cover 'Restricted', and 'Property of Ground School Luke Field Book No.873'

Edward Mortlock Donaldson was a Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force who saw active service when the Second World War broke out. But later, in desperate need for pilots, the RAF choose to transfer Donaldson to gunnery instructor school. Posted to Canada, Donaldson self-penned this RAF training booklet titled 'Notes on Air Gunnery and Air Fighting', which after the United States entered the war, provided the basis for training. As liaison to the US Army Air Force, his booklet was published over 7,500 times.

The name that appears at the top of the front cover 'E.C. Bishop P/O' was a trainee RAF Pilot Officer from Worcestershire in the UK. He was training in the USA in 1942, first at Basic Flying School out of Gunter Air Field, and then Advanced training at Craig Field and at Yuma.

The condition of the booklet is generally a little poor, but is perfect as a reading copy or reference for study. The cover has lots of minor scuffs and blemishes, and nibbling, creasing and wear along the edges and corners, and there is light rusting around the staples, but the staple binding is intact, and all pages are intact and bound. There is yellowing to the inside pages throughout.
Condition New