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Heroes of the skies

Author: David Curnock
Publisher: East Bridgewater, MA : World Publications Group, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Since the time when man first took to the skies there have been many instances of heroic acts that have taken place in the air. Some of these events occurred in times of conflict, while others took place in more peaceful times as mankind strove to discover new horizons. Heroism in the air is not limited to those of masculine gender: female aviators also carried out many acts of great courage and fortitude. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Manfred Richthofen, Freiherr von; Albert Ball; William Avery Bishop; René Fonck; Charles A Lindbergh; Eddie Rickenbacker; John Alcock, Sir; Arthur Whitten Brown, Sir; Amy Johnson; Amelia Earhart; Douglas Bader; George F Beurling; Norman Jackson; David Lord; Andrew Mynarski; Robin Olds; Robinson Risner; Bob Pardo; Lidiya Vladimirovna Litvyak; M Raskova; Eugenia Rudneva; Nadezhda Vasilʹevna Popova; Francis Gabreski; Chesley Sullenberger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Curnock
ISBN: 9781464302947 1464302944
OCLC Number: 922702895
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm + 6 (8 x 10 inch) prints
Contents: Introduction --
The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen --
Wonder boy of the Flying Corps, Albert Ball VC --
Lone wolf at dawn, Billy Bishop VC --
The slashing rapier, René Fonck --
The lone eagle, Charles Lindbergh --
Fast Eddie and the flying circus, Eddie Rickenbacker --
Yesterday, we were in America, Alcock and Brown --
Amy, wonderful Amy, Amy Johnson --
Because I want to do it, Amelia Earhart --
The flawed hero, Douglas Bader --
Screwball: The Falcon of Malta, George "Buzz" Beurling --
Fire in the air, Norman Jackson VC --
Eight minutes to oblivion, David Lord VC --
Friday the 13th, Andrew Mynarski VC --
The "Kościuszko" boys, 303 Polish Fighter Squadron --
American triple ace, Robin Olds --
Fighters and tow-trucks, Robbie Risner and Bob Pardo --
The white rose of Stalingrad, Lydia Litvyak --
The night witches, 588th Night Bomber Regiment, Soviet Air Force --
Ace in two wars, Gabby Gabreski --
A highly random event, Captain Alfred C. Haynes and Crew, UAL Flt 232 --
Brace for impact, Chesley B. Sullenberger, miracle on the Hudson --
Medevac Afghanistan, Dustoff 73, US Army --
From boys to men, RAF Bomber Command Aircrew.
Responsibility: David Curnock.

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"Since the time when man first took to the skies there have been many instances of heroic acts that have taken place in the air. Some of these events occurred in times of conflict, while others took place in more peaceful times as mankind strove to discover new horizons. Heroism in the air is not limited to those of masculine gender: female aviators also carried out many acts of great courage and fortitude. The stories of some of these heroic deeds, carried out by bold and courageous men and women, are told here." -- Unedited summary from book.

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