Heroes in the Skies: American Aviators in World War II

Heroes in the Skies: American Aviators in World War II

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454917496
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 310,412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Ian Darling hails from an air force family. His father and both uncles served in Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. For many years, he taught writing courses at Wilfrid Laurier University and was editorial writer at the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. He lectures on writing and World War II to various groups around the country. A member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, OH, he lives in Ontario with his wife.

Table of Contents

Foreword Clifton Truman Daniel ix

Introduction: What Makes a Hero xi

1 Shockwaves 1

2 The Volunteer 15

3 The Flying Fortress 33

4 White Cliffs 41

5 A Long Way to Bradenton 47

6 Locked in Place 81

7 The Salute 93

8 Natural Flyer 107

9 Dreaming of Trouble 117

10 Bulldogs of the Air 133

11 Surprise Flight 149

12 Remembering a Friend 151

13 Six Crewmates 173

14 Soft Landing 185

15 The Color Barrier 191

16 Mission to Remember 205

17 The Mysterious Pilot 217

18 Ignition Trouble 223

19 Devout Duty 225

20 Miss Steve 235

21 Fighting the Weather 249

22 Snapshot of War 255

Afterword: From War to Peace 267

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 273

Photo Credits 281

Index 283

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