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Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu
     

Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu

by Ray E. Boomhower
 

The sixth volume in the IHS Press's youth biography series, the book explores the wartime service of Alex Vraciu. A graduate of DePauw University, Vraciu learned to fly during his college years through a government program and joined the navy before America was thrust into the war following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Possessed with

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The sixth volume in the IHS Press's youth biography series, the book explores the wartime service of Alex Vraciu. A graduate of DePauw University, Vraciu learned to fly during his college years through a government program and joined the navy before America was thrust into the war following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Possessed with keen eyesight, quick reflexes, excellent shooting instincts, and a knack for finding his opponent's weak spot, Vraciu became skilled in the deadly game of destroying the enemy in the skies over the Pacific Ocean. For a period of four months in 1944, Vraciu stood as the leading ace in the U.S. Navy. He shot down nineteen enemy airplanes in the air, destroyed an additional twenty-one on the ground, and sank a large Japanese merchant ship with a well-placed bomb hit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871952820
Publisher:
Indiana Historical Society
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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