Fight for the Air

Allied Air Battles in World War II
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Binding:Hardback
Published:April 7, 2000
By John Frayn Turner (Author)

This epic air story of World War II is a powerful, poignant cross-section of the global air conflict from the perspective of British and American pilots. The author artfully weaves the historical backdrop with the pilots' accounts of one-on-one dogfights, dangerous bombing missions, and narrow escapes. Whether recounting the dark days of the Battle of Britain or the far-flung operations in the South Pacific, the narrative pulls the reader into the cockpit where the smell of fuel, the percussion of anti-aircraft fire, and the strain of man and machine stretched to their limits are palpable. The pilots' stories of courage in the face of danger and death—including the rescue of a young Lt. George Bush—provide an inspiring theme throughout. This book is a must read for pilots and everyone else who appreciates "the right stuff."

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardback : 256 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 7, 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 1557502870
  • ISBN-13: 9781557502872
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.88 oz

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