Ace!: A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War IIby R. Bruce Porter, Eric M. Hammel
Ace! is Bruce Porter's life as a Marine combat fighter pilot-from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America's forwardmost defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons. Follow Bruce Porter through his exacting night-fighter training and fly with him on his rare double-kill night mission over Okinawa.
- Pacifica Military History
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
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I've read quite a few biographies of World War II fighter pilots, and this one has to be one of the best I've read. The author does a great job of not only telling the story of his combat exploits, but also sharing the story of becoming a fighter pilot, and the events the took place between the times of combat. it paints a very thorough picture of what it was like to live through those times. From an aviation perspective, the book gives fascinating insights into the development of the Marines' night-fighter program. A great book that I would recommend to any fan of history or aviation.