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Victory Roll the American Fighter Pilot and Aircraft in World War II

Wolf, William

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ISBN 10: 0764314580 / ISBN 13: 9780764314582
Edité par Schiffer Military History, Atglen, PA, 2001
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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464 pages, well illustrated, tables, cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. From the DJ: "The American fighter pilot cadet was an intelligent young man in his late teens or early twenties from all walks of life, just starting his life, and often leaving his first years of college. He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. The hastily trained cadet became the pilot who, early in the war, flew inferior aircraft (the P-39, F2A, and F4F) against a better trained and more experienced enemy pilot who flew superior equipment. These early American pilots knowingly flew against great odds and held the line until American know-how and can do attitude allowed its massive industrial base to meet its potential. Their sacrifice allowed new pilots time to enter a training scheme that produced superior, well-trained pilots, and American industry to develop and produce superior new designs, such as the F4U, F6F, P-47, P-38, and finally, the P-51. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. After the war, these young men, America's 'best and brightest', took a leading place in American society and industry. This is their story. ". N° de réf. du libraire 34549

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Titre : Victory Roll the American Fighter Pilot and ...

Éditeur : Schiffer Military History, Atglen, PA

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Good

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He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. This is their story.

About the Author:

Dr. William Wolf has written fourteen books and numerous articles on World War II aviation combat and is an avid collector and historian, having over 22,000 World War II books and magazines, three miles of microfilm, and thousands of photos in his library, along with numerous pieces of World War II aviation memorabilia and aces' autographs.

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