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I always wanted to fly : America's Cold War airmen

Author: Wolfgang W E Samuel
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001.
Series: Sixties--primary documents and personal narratives, 1960-1974.
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Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly, retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W.E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying dangerous reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Samuel, Wolfgang W.E.
I always wanted to fly.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001
(DLC) 2001026039
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang W E Samuel
ISBN: 1604731354 9781604731354 1282485199 9781282485198
OCLC Number: 567957109
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 363 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Part 1: The Berlin Airlift, 1948; Part 2: Korea, 1950; Part 3: Strategic Reconnaissance; Part 4: Vietnam, 1965; The Magic of Flying: Concluding Thoughts; Glossary; Bibliography; Interviews, Letters, and Tapes; Index.
Series Title: Sixties--primary documents and personal narratives, 1960-1974.
Responsibility: Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Ken Hechler.

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Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly, retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W.E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying dangerous reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and Chinese airspace, these flyers waged America's longest and most secretively conducted air war. Many of the pilots Samuel interviewed invoke the same sentiment when asked why they risked th.

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