A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter

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In September 1948, Captain Kenneth Slaker's C-47 supply aircraft crashed into a potato field in the Soviet zone of East Germany. One chapter of "A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter" is Slaker's first person account of his harrowing escape through the Iron Curtain. With the help of his Guardian Angel and a German named Rudolph, Captain Slaker survived to tell of his escape-the details of which the U.S. Government classified for over 40 years. The remainder of Slaker's memoir is composed ...

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Overview

In September 1948, Captain Kenneth Slaker's C-47 supply aircraft crashed into a potato field in the Soviet zone of East Germany. One chapter of "A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter" is Slaker's first person account of his harrowing escape through the Iron Curtain. With the help of his Guardian Angel and a German named Rudolph, Captain Slaker survived to tell of his escape-the details of which the U.S. Government classified for over 40 years. The remainder of Slaker's memoir is composed of an ensemble cast of chapters that all play starring roles in an amazing life. From his bombing missions in World War II, to flying a classified mission with Charles Lindbergh, to meeting his true love and starting his own corporation, "A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter" is a stimulating account of a truly fulfilled life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571974891
  • Publisher: Ivy House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Hawk Slaker was a successful bomber pilot during World War II. He holds a master's degree from USC. Slaker has been a professor at Washburn University and the University of North Carolina. Slaker retired from the military in 1966, after which he worked for the Boeing Company, earned his broker's license, and started his own corporation.

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Table of Contents


A Farm Boy Grows Up     1
Reaching for the Silver Wings     7
Learning to Fly the B-17     15
Piloting the B-17 in Combat     31
Stateside War Years, 1943-45     59
Army Reserve Pilot Goes to College     97
Escape Through Russia's Iron Curtain     109
Classified Mission With Charles Lindbergh     135
Two Lives Saved and a Love Lost     143
Washburn University AFROTC     157
Chasing Weather to the North Pole     173
Love's Third Charm in Alaska     183
Saving Lives in Alaska     189
Chief Transport Control, Continental Div. MATS     199
Air Force Pilot Studies for His MBA     211
Becoming a Jet Pilot     221
A Management Engineering Pilot     229
Chief of Nuclear Missile War Plans     241
Professor of Aerospace Studies at UNC     265
Boeing Hires A Management Engineer     277
A New Career     285
A Visit From the Hereafter     309
Bibliography     315
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