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War in the air : true accounts of the 20th century's most dramatic air battles-- by the men who fought them

Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-six of the most dramatic true stories ever told of men in aerial combat, from World War I to Vietnam. An unforgettable collection of real-life tales of aerial warfare drawn from a wide a range of sources: American, British, German, Japanese, and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Coonts
ISBN: 0671881906 9780671881900
OCLC Number: 34282270
Description: xviii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: First air hero / Arch Whitehouse --
An overrated pastime / James McCudden --
Hero's life / Eddie V. Rickenbacker --
Reprieve / Alan C. Deere --
Scramble / Richard Townshend Bickers --
Spitfire Tales / Larry Forrester --
Spitfires get the Kommodore / Edward H. Sims --
Doolittle Raid / Ted W. Lawson --
Kimigayo / Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon --
Saved for another day / Joe Foss, Donna Wild Foss --
Target: Hong Kong / Robert L. Scott, Jr. Long flight home / Robert S. Johnson, Martin Caidin --
Fighter pilot's Christmas / Gregory "Pappy" Boyington --
Stars still shine / Philip Ardrey --
Runner / Hans Ulrich Rudel --
Greatest ace / Raymond F. Toliver, Trevor J. Constable --
Cross of lead / Adolf Galland --
Last Samurai / Martin Caidin, Fred Saito --
Flight of Enola Gay / Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts --
Spad pilot / Rosario Rausa --
Ia Drang Valley / Robert Mason --
Filthy little war / Jack Broughton --
Professionals / John B. Nichols, Barrett Tillman --
Carrier pilot / Frank Elkins --
Hotdoggin' it / Hugh L. Mills, Jr., Robert Anderson --
Last Ace / Stephen Coonts.
Responsibility: [collected and edited by] Stephen Coonts.
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Twenty-six of the most dramatic true stories ever told of men in aerial combat, from World War I to Vietnam. An unforgettable collection of real-life tales of aerial warfare drawn from a wide a range of sources: American, British, German, Japanese, and more.

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