Killer Caldwell: Australia’s Greatest Fighter Pilot by Jeffrey Watson

By Jeffrey Watson

Clive 'Killer' Caldwell used to be a typical and incredible pilot, a very good shot, and a born chief. He observed motion opposed to the Germans, Italians and eastern, and is still Australia's maximum ever fighter pilot.

Born and taken up in Sydney, it used to be noticeable from an early age that not anything might stand in Caldwell's method. He bluffed his method into the RAAF, then made yes that he used to be published to precisely the place he suggestion he may still be.

His skill used to be unquestioned through all these round him, and he devised the very important 'shadow taking pictures' process which contributed quite a bit to Allied good fortune within the air within the north African crusade, and in northern Australia. yet he used to be by no means frightened of voicing his evaluations to all these above and lower than him, be it concerning the education of pilots, or the equipping of Spitfires to be used opposed to the japanese - and for attempting to run the express his way...

Caldwell ended his army occupation within the Morotai Mutiny in 1945, the place he and several other Australian pilots attempted to surrender their commisions in protest at now not being allowed via normal MacArthur - and the RAAF - to participate usually motion. after which he was once embroiled within the Barry inquiry into booze smuggling via him and different pilots...

Killer Caldwell is a colorful portrait of a colorful Australian.

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