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Gives the reader a firsthand look at war from inside a B-17 bomber in World War II Focuses on the 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force and includes missions to the Schweinfurt ball-bearing plant and Berlin One of the first accounts of being shot down over Sweden
The Savage Sky is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial combat while still staying firmly planted on the ground. The writing is vivid and intimate, describing the bitter cold at high altitudes, gut-wrenching fear, lethal shrapnel from flak, and German fighters darting through the bomber formation like feeding sharks.
Reviews of Behind Hitler’s Lines: The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II. Behind Hitler's Lines: The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II (9780891418450): Thomas H. Taylor: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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"Remarkable… Without a doubt, one of the most incredible stories you will ever read." -The Roanoke Times
"Every once in a while, a true story comes along that reads like fiction… It grabs you on page one and never lets go." – Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee
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December 1967: Richard Burns had just arrived in Vietnam as part of the fourteen-man 101st Pathfinder Detachment. Within just one month, during a holiday called Tet, the Communists would launch the largest single attack of the war–and he would be right in the thick of it. . . .
In Vietnam, Richard Burns operated in live-or-die situations, risking his life so that other men could keep theirs. As a Pathfinder–all too often alone in the middle of a hot LZ–he guided in helicopters disembarking troops, directed medevacs to retrieve the wounded, and organized extractions. As well as parachuting into areas and supervising the clearing of landing zones, Pathfinders acted as air-traffic controllers, keeping call signs, frequencies, and aircraft locations in their heads as they orchestrated takeoffs and landings, often under heavy enemy fire.
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Reviews of Last of the Randolph Blues, Personal Stories of Ten WWII Pilots. Last of the Randolph Blues, Personal Stories of Ten WWII Pilots (9781938714009): Gary W. Metz: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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Last of the Randolph Blues, Personal Stories of Ten WWII Pilots began with author Gary W. Metz's search for information about his uncle, a WWII pilot. The quest for details of his uncle's life in the military started with a letter to St. Louis Military Records Center in 1988 and culminated in this in-depth and compelling story of the lives of ten men and their service to their country, all of whom trained to be fighter-pilots at the West Point of the Air, Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas. They were part of the class of men who were dubbed The Last of the Randolph Blues. Through years of tenacious searching, author Gary Metz gathered military and personal records, tracked down the pilots and/or their family members, read all the material he could find on the subject, and built a history of these ten men (all assigned to the 60th Fighter Squadron of the 33rd Fighter Group) and their years of service during WW II. The book is rich in details of military life including personal diary entries, letters, and military historical records during their assignment in the U.S., North Africa, and Italy. From the opening paragraph to the closing chapter where the reader learns the poignant backstory of how the search for information became an intensely personal story for all involved, this is a WW II book that goes much deeper than the war.
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"The Eyes and Ears of the Screaming Eagles . . ."
By 1969, the NVA had grown more experienced at countering the tactics of the long range patrols, and SIX SILENT MEN: Book Three describes some of the fiercest fighting Lurps saw during the war. Based on his own experience and extensive interviews with other combat vets of the 101st's Lurp companies, Gary Linderer writes this final, heroic chapter in the seven bloody years that Lurps served God and country in Vietnam. These tough young warriors–grossly outnumbered and deep in enemy territory–fought with the guts, tenacity, and courage that have made them legends in the 101st.