Cover image for Semper Fi in the sky
Author
Publisher
New York : Presidio Press, 2005.
Description
p. cm.
Call #
940.5449 A
Subjects
ISBN #
9780891418771

 

ID #
988750

 

Availability

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Central Adult Non-Fiction940.5449 AAdult Trade Paperback0228494619924Available

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  Here, one of America's most popular military historians re-creates, using their own moving and powerful voices, the true stories of the U.S. Marine pilots who flew the Allies to victory in World War II. These riveting accounts recreate conflicts ranging from the Marines' gallant defense of Wake Island, where Captain Henry "Baron" Elrod destroyed two enemy planes before joining the fight on the ground, earning a posthumous Medal of Honor in the last-ditch attempt to stave off the Japanese, to the Battle of Midway and Guadalcanal. Running the gamut from Second Lieutenant Alvin Jensen's single-handed destruction of twenty-four grounded Japanese aircraft on Kahili to Lieutenant John W. Leaper's sawing off a Kamikaze's tail with his propeller over Okinawa, these thrilling oral histories of the Pacific war's air battles bring them to life in all their terror and triumph.

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