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Canadian “Airforce Magazine” Review of “Surviving Victory”

Canadian “Airforce Magazine” Review by Vic Johnson, Editor. “During his wartime years as an American fighter pilot in the RCAF, Philip Vickers was known by his birth name, Philip Bockman. “With 102 wartime Spitfire Missions with 443 Sqn in Europe, … Continue reading

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Review by Frank Tibbo of “The Gander Beacon”

From “The Gander Beacon” Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, March 4, 2010 “Surviving Victory” by Frank Tibbo In September 1994, this column featured a story about a Hurricane fighter aircraft that was doing some routine target practice firing at a bull’s eye … Continue reading

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A Tale of Survival: Review by Gary Hebbard

The full text of the review of “Surviving Victory” as originally written by Gary Hebbard follows. It was published in the “Telegram, St. John’s, Newfoundland” and you can view that version at the end of the text. Hebbard is a … Continue reading

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Review in The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Newsletter

From The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Newsletter: “Surviving Victory” BOOK REVIEW by Bruce McLeod “Surviving Victory” is an awe inspiring story of a young man overcoming many obstacles to become a successful a fighter pilot during World War II and to … Continue reading

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Barbara Vickers Keeps Promise to Her WW II Pilot Husband

Christopher Fox Graham, of the Sedona Red Rock News, writes of Barbara Vickers becoming an  editor and publisher in order to fulfill a promise to her late husband Philip Vickers: getting his memoir out to the world. Read more about … Continue reading

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