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The classic memoir by one of America's greatest fighting aces: James Goodson Anglo-American James Goodson's war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted to fight. Goodson flew Spitfires for the RAF before later joining his countrymen with the Fourth Fighter Group to get behind the controls of Thunderbolts and Mustangs where he became kwn as 'King of the Strafers'. Chock full of breathtaking descriptions of aerial dogfights as well as the stories of others of the heroic 'few', Tumult in the Clouds is the ultimate story of War in the air, told by the one of the Second World War's outstanding fighter pilots. Praise for Tumult in the Clouds: 'A classic ...Tumult in the Clouds will continue to be read for many many years to come. It is an inspiring book' Len Deighton 'An utterly compelling and intensely personal account of war in all its horror and excitement. A thrilling adventure story and an enthralling, compassionate witness to incredible heroism. I was gripped' John Nichol
James A. Goodson was born in America to British parents and brought up in Toronto. When the Second World War broke out he joined the RAF, before transferring to the USAAF in 1942 and becoming one of their leading 'aces'.