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From POW to Blue Angel
     

From POW to Blue Angel

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by Jim Armstrong, Roy M. Voris
 

ISBN-10: 0806137649

ISBN-13: 9780806137643

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

As only the third fighter pilot to become leader of the Blue Angels, Raleigh E. “Dusty” Rhodes helped develop the most famous aerobatics team ever formed. From POW to Blue Angel tells his story—a fast-paced drama teeming with action and human interest and capturing the initiative and tenacity of a true American hero.

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As only the third fighter pilot to become leader of the Blue Angels, Raleigh E. “Dusty” Rhodes helped develop the most famous aerobatics team ever formed. From POW to Blue Angel tells his story—a fast-paced drama teeming with action and human interest and capturing the initiative and tenacity of a true American hero.

Jim Armstrong has drawn on extensive interviews and Dusty’s scrapbooks and flight logs to produce a rare account of the Blue Angels in the late 1940s. Readers will experience the stress of practice and the exhilaration of air shows as Armstrong takes them inside Dusty’s cockpit during the era when the Blues first found fame, perfecting their trademark formations and maneuvers.

This book is also a moving account of the degradation that Rhodes suffered for three years as a prisoner of war, and includes his rare, ground observer’s view of the firebombings of Tokyo and Yokohama. Armstrong poignantly captures Dusty’s return to a changed postwar America, and also recounts his tour as a fighter pilot in Korea.

From POW to Blue Angel is an intimate story of service and survival that will carve a place in naval aviation history—and inspire all who keep their eyes skyward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806137643
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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From POW to Blue Angel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dusty was an incredible man and this book gives you an insight to all the things he would never tell you himself. He gave so much for his country. Great book. I would not wait to get your copy. It was incredible.