Aces in Command: Fighter Pilots as Combat Leaders

Aces in Command: Fighter Pilots as Combat Leaders

by Walter J. Boyne
     
 

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ACES IN COMMAND reveals the qualities --- many but not all of them shared --- that permitted four famous American pilots to become aces. Each of the four was given a daunting challenge: command of a fighting unit in no condition to fight. Each transformed

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ACES IN COMMAND reveals the qualities --- many but not all of them shared --- that permitted four famous American pilots to become aces. Each of the four was given a daunting challenge: command of a fighting unit in no condition to fight. Each transformed

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Boyne, a retired US Air Force pilot and former director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, offers an inside look at American aces from each major aerial conflict of the 20th century, from WWI to Vietnam. He concentrates on pilots Eddie Rickenbacker, Hub Zemke, Boots Blesse, and Robin Olds, and reveals their leadership ability as well as their aerial prowess. Includes b&w historical photos of pilots and planes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781574883107
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/18/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.05(d)

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