Warburton's War by Tony Spooner

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  1. jtm55

    jtm55 New Member

    Jun 20, 2009
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    Hi All

    Wing Commander Adrian Warburton DSO Bar, DFC Two Bars was a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II. He was a photo reconnaissance pilot who shot down 9 planes flying Martin Marylands Bristol Beaufighters.

    What a fantastic pilot. He is legendary for His exploits on Malta from 1940 to 1943.
    I'm ashamed to say that i hadn't heard about Him only came upon Warburton's War by chance.

    Do any of you here know about Wing Commander Adrian Warburton? I have heard read about Wing Commander Guy Gibson, Wing Commander Douglas Bader all three attended St Edward's , Oxford. He was unorthodox, however, He always got the photos he was sent to get. it's a shame He hasn't received the recognition He deserves.
    Anyway i think Warburtons War is a good book gives a fascinating look into a truly great man
  2. buffnut453

    buffnut453 Well-Known Member

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    From what I've read about Warburton, he was certainly unconventional. One imagines him being a real handful for his bosses. I believe the wreckage of the F-5 (P-38 variant not the lightweight jet fighter) in which he lost his life was recently (ie within the past 5 years or so) discovered. The other interesting thing I discovered reading about Warburton was how effective the Maryland was as a PR aircraft - it was fast and very resilient, the latter is testified to by the damage that Warburton's aircraft sustained during some of his sorties.

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