From the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, , to the last dogfight over Kyushu on July 2, , America's fighter aces blasted their way across the skies of the Pacific and East Asia-- hurling their Warhawks and Wildcats, Lightnings and Thunderbolts, Mustangs and Corsairs-- against the best enemy ever sent aloft. Now, in their own words, forty American eagles vividly recreate the terror, exhilaration, and ultimate triumph of their crusade for airborne supremacy.
Stalk the air with 1st Lt. Jack Jones in his P, as he employs his bird-hunter instinct in the pursuit and destruction of the deadly metallic vultures of the enemy.
The American Aces Speak: Aces against Japan II - Eric M. Hammel - Google Книги
Race with 1st Lt. Ride with Ensign Wendell Twelves on his first engagement in his Hellcat as he rescues stranded American airmen from the Pacific below-- and marauding Zeros above. Paperback , pages.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No one writes about air combat as well as Eric Hammel, he has a gift for taking the reader right into the cockpit, where they can feel the adrenaline and sweat.
In his Aces series, he has collected the first-person accounts of WWII Aces, while providing the historical context for each story. In the first volume he presents the stories of 40 Pacific Aces.
Aces Against Japan II (The American Aces Speak, Vol. 3)
These books helped ignite my love of Military History. A must read for anyone interested in air combat. Mark rated it it was amazing Aug 29, Christopher rated it really liked it Aug 02, Tracy rated it really liked it Feb 04, David East rated it liked it May 22, Lb rated it liked it Sep 07, Joel Trout rated it really liked it Jul 05, Dave rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Marilyn T rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Pat Frank rated it really liked it Dec 06, Donald St rated it liked it Dec 29, Marc rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Hess rated it it was amazing May 15, Matthew Mccorkel rated it really liked it Jun 08, Splitsplat rated it it was ok Jan 01, Neal Flax rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Jon Bius rated it really liked it Oct 10, Joe rated it liked it Aug 29, Brandon rated it really liked it Jul 08, Raymond Pang rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Allan rated it liked it Jan 29, Mike Krzychylkiewicz rated it really liked it Aug 31, Heikki rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Neil rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Charles rated it really liked it Mar 31, Coupled with a clear overview of America's far-flung air war against Japan and a clear appreciation of the burgeoning industrial might backing the American war effort, Hammel's detailed interviews bring forth the most thrilling in-the-cockpit experiences that World War II's fabled Army, Navy, Marine, and Flying Tiger aces have chosen to tell.
Feel your heart beat with anxiety as an injured Ensign Ed Wendorf races against time to land his damaged Helicat aboard the USS Lexington before he bleeds to death.
And thrill to the hunt as Pearl Harbor veteran 1st Lieutenant Frank Holmes seeks personal revenge against Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto on one of history's most important and most thrilling fighter missions. Aces Against Japan II is a highly charged excursion into life and death in the air, told by men who excelled at piston-engine aerial combat and lived to tell about it. In sum, it is an emotional rendering of what brave airmen felt and how they fought in the now-dim days of America's living national history.
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