Air heroes of World War II Sixteen stories of heroism in thhe air by Robert Jackson

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Published by St. Martins Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography

Edition Notes

96076

Book details

StatementRobert Jackson.
GenreBiography
The Physical Object
Pagination175 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23254225M
ISBN 10031201516X
OCLC/WorldCa3543567

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A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known, and brilliantly told story of the scores of Polish fighter pilots who helped save England during the Battle of Britain and of their stunning betrayal by the United States and England at the end of World War II. Centering on five pilots of the renowned Kosciuszko Squadron, the authors show how the fliers, driven by their passionate desire to /5(4).

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He was a flying instructor during World War I and a Reserve officer in the United States Army Air Corps, but he was recalled to active duty during World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for personal valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid, a bold long-range retaliatory air raid on some of the Japanese main islands on Buried: Arlington National Cemetery.

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