Low-level hero


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 187 (December 2003), p. 32-39


Charles Patterson was one of the most remarkable pilots of the RAF in World War Two - flying 72 combat missions. Most of them were low level and highly hazardous, but he kept coming back for more. In an extract from his book, 'Men behind the medals - a new selection' (Sutton), Graham Pitchfork follows the career of this extraordinary pilot