Aces in Command: Fighter Pilots as Combat Leaders

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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: 3/18/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter 1 Air War and the Ace Myth 1
Chapter 2 The Raw Material of an Ace 11
Chapter 3 Captain Eddie Triumphs 21
Chapter 4 How Quickly They Forget--The Peacetime Damper on Progress 55
Chapter 5 Zemke Beats the System 73
Chapter 6 Blesse's Little Prayer to the Lord 105
Chapter 7 Lots of Guts and Glory 123
Chapter 8 In Zemke's Mold 145
Chapter 9 Back in Combat at Last 167
Chapter 10 The Warrior Gene and Hard Work 193
Appendix 1 Combat Aircraft of the Aces 201
Appendix 2 The Swift Growth of Air Combat 207
Appendix 3 Technical Notes 213
Appendix 4 Drop Tanks and Fighter Escorts 217
Appendix 5 Time and Technology 221
Appendix 6 "Boelcke Dicta" versus No Guts, No Glory 225
Appendix 7 Surface-to-Air Missiles 231
Appendix 8 Route Packages and Combat Formations in Vietnam 235
Bibliography 237
Index 241
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