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Such achievements led to Carl's being the first living Marine admitted to the Naval Aviation Hall of Honor, as well as the first Marine to be named to the Navy Carrier Aviation Test Pilots Hall of Honor. As forthright and compelling as the man it chronicles, this very readable memoir was written with the help of noted aviation historian Barrett Tillman.
Posted May 30, 2003
If you want to know what it was like to experience what he went through without all the all the emotinal bagage read this. This is, as Joe Friday of 'Dragnet' used to say 'just the facts'. He went at WWII with the attituide of that we have a job to do, and he danm well got it done. We've all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well the picture of of him standing hand in hand with a prior foe Japanese pilot Saburo Sakai, both with huge grins on their faces says more than ANY book can.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.