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Titre : The Jolly Rogers: The Story of Tom Blackburn...
Éditeur : Orion Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date d'édition : 1989
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Edition : 1st Printing
270pp/illus. The Story of the Navy's Fighting Squadron VF-17 in WWII. Aviation Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 008351
Synopsis : In an action-packed war memoir and squadron history, ace fighter pilot Tom Blackburn describes exactly how he shaped a crew of over-eager hotshots into one of the highest scoring fighter squadrons of World War II and U.S. Navy history. In only 76 days of combat, Blackburn's Jolly Rogers downed a record 154 enemy warplanes, and Blackburn himself emerged as one of VF-17?s leading aces with eleven aerial combat victories to his credit. A complete history of the squadron from its commissioning in January 1943 to its disbanding in April 1944—including a harrowing account of the squadron?s intense, winning campaign against the Japanese over the northern Solomon Islands and Fortress Rabaul—this book offers a fascinating look at Blackburn?s approach to organizing, training, and leading his pilots—thirteen of whom, the author included, became air aces.
A propos de l'auteur: Tom Blackburn continued his Navy career following World War II, ultimately retiring as a captain. He is now deceased.
Eric Hammel is a well respected military historian and the author of thirty works of military history including the critically acclaimed Pacific Warriors: the U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. He lives in northern California.
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