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A Winding Road To The Land Of Enchantment By Gerald W Thomas
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Gerald W. Thomas recounts growing up on a ranch in Idaho during the Great Depression, playing baseball with Jackie and Mack Robinson, joining the Navy after Pearl Harbor, and serving as a TBM Torpedo... More > Bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic and Pacific. In an air attack on Bodo, Norway, his plane was heavily damaged by AA fire. In spite of an oil leak that covered the cockpit canopy and reduced visibility to almost zero, he was able to crash-land on the carrier, saving himself and his two crewmen. In the Pacific, he participated in air attacks on Manilla, Mindoro, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. He had just returned to the USS ESSEX after a strike on Luzon when the carrier was hit by a Kamikaze, killing 16. Thomas was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Air Medals, and 2 Presidential Citations for his combat actions in WWII. After the war, Thomas earned a PhD and after a distinguished academic career, became president of New Mexico State University.< Less
Pop Went to War By L. S. Inscoe, Jr.
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On Christmas Eve in 1944, a 20-year-old, freshly trained P47 fighter pilot departed the U.S. to join Allied combat forces in Europe. 2nd Lt. Linwood Inscoe would fly fourteen and a half missions. He... More > would be shot down and taken prisoner by the Germans, and reported Missing in Action. He would be strafed by fellow U.S. pilots and fed by German citizens. Finally he would be returned to American soil and receive a Purple Heart. All this would happen in less than five months! A very personal tale, written by Inscoe when he was 70 years old, this is a compelling narrative, based on 150 letters he wrote to family during the period, an in-depth official report of his POW experience—which he had written immediately upon release, and remarkably detailed memories. From his learning of Pearl Harbor to his discharge and return to college, Inscoe, a fine story teller of the Tarheel tradition, enhances his words with 31 photographs and 16 illustrations, vividly bringing a personal experience of war to life.< Less
Der rote Kampfflieger [German] By Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Jasta 11 (January 1917)Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen... More > (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during the First World War. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). Excerpt from:< Less

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