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War Pilot: True Tales of Combat and Adventure

War Pilot: True Tales of Combat and Adventure
Autor: Richard C. Kirkland
Data publikacji: 2003-05
ISBN: 9780345458124
Wydawca: Presidio Press
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 174 x 106mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 320
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Opis produktu:

• First hand view of dogfights against the Japanese • A rare glimpse at what it was like to fly a MASH helicopter in Korea • An even rarer insight into helicopter missions during atomic testing in the Pacific

A spirited account of aerial combat in both World War II and Korea by a pilot who flew fighter planes against the Japanese and later helicopters for a MASH unit in Korea. Brought to life by the author’s wit and keen eye for detail.

Richard Kirkland would never have imagined that anything could compare to tangling with Zeros in life-and-death dogfights over the South Pacific—but that was before he traded his fighter-pilot wings for rotors. It was a move he never regretted, and the riveting experiences he chronicles in War Pilot provide ample reason why. From the first primitive Sikorsky and the sophisticated choppers of Vietnam to flying medevac choppers and saving countless soldiers from certain death in Korea, Kirkland’s firsthand accounts of pilots under fire provide a gripping portrait of not just one American hero, but the many courageous others with whom he flew. . . .

Richard C. Kirkland was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, six Air Medals, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After his military career he was a manager and aerospace executive at Hughes McDonnell Douglas, and HeliSource. His stories have been published in Air Classics and Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine.



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