Eric Wynn Owen (1917-1999) (below) reads extracts from 'High Flight' by John Magee (Jn)

Eric Wynn-Owen 80th

This reading was made in 1998 for a
Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ programme.
The episode concerned the excavation
of a WWII Spitfire crash site and
during the reading you hear the sound
of a Spitfire as it spun, soared and
dived above the dig.

The pilot of the crashed plane was
Eric’s step-brother, Paul Henry Klipsch,
who was killed on 23 May 1940 during
dog-fights in the skies above Northern