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Jungle Ace : the Story of One of the USAAF's Great Fighter Leaders, Col. Gerald R. Johnson.

Author: John R Bruning
Publisher: Dulles : Potomac Books Inc., 2011.
Series: Warriors.
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The brief but accomplished life of Army Air Forces fighter ace Gerald Johnson (1920-45) is the subject of John Bruning's latest book. During three years in the Pacific theater, Johnson shot down twenty-four Japanese aircraft in 265 combat missions. At the age of twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific, the 49th. Tragically, though Johnson had survived three combat tours, which  Read more...
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Bruning, John R.
Jungle Ace : The Story of One of the USAAF's Great Fighter Leaders, Col. Gerald R. Johnson.
Dulles : Potomac Books Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bruning
ISBN: 9781612340869 1612340865
OCLC Number: 1058494919
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part One: Of Innocence Lost; 1 Chrysalis; 2 The Would-Be Dentist; 3 Jackpots and Dodos; 4 I Wanted Wings; 5 The Green Death Squadron; Part Two: Frozen Wings; 6 The Backwater War; 7 Three Missions to Kiska; Part Three: Jungle Wings; 8 New Guinea Dog Days; 9 The Long Hard Summer; 10 On the Deck; 11 Wewak Slaughterhouse; 12 First Command; 13 October Heartbreak; Part Four: Bloody Tuesday; 14 Wavetop Surprise; Part Five: Fighter Leader; 15 Republic's Abortion; 16 Summer Homecoming; Part Six: Puck in a P-38; 17 Knights Over Balikpapan; 18 Storm Over Leyte. 19 Wingtip to Wingtip, Wave After Wave20 Last Leave, Last Look; Part Seven: Point of Departure, Point of Despair; 21 Goodnight, Sweetheart; Epilogue; Glossary; A; B; C; E; F; H; I; P; S; V; Z; Notes on Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; About the Author.
Series Title: Warriors.

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The brief but accomplished life of Army Air Forces fighter ace Gerald Johnson (1920-45) is the subject of John Bruning's latest book. During three years in the Pacific theater, Johnson shot down twenty-four Japanese aircraft in 265 combat missions. At the age of twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific, the 49th. Tragically, though Johnson had survived three combat tours, which included a mid-air collision with a Japanese aircraft and being shot down by friendly fire, he disappeared while flying a courier mission one month after the war's end. At the time he w.

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