Honest John

Honest John

by Colonel Walker M. Mahurin

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ISBN-13: 9781787203198
Publisher: Tannenberg Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 444,887
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Colonel Walker Melville “Bud” Mahurin (December 5, 1918 - May 11, 2010) was a United States Air Force (USAF) officer and aviator. During World War II, while serving in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), he became a noted flying ace.

Mahurin was the first American pilot to become a double ace in the European Theater. He was the only United States Air Force pilot to shoot down enemy planes in both the European and Pacific Theaters and the Korean War. During World War II he was credited with 20.75 aerial victories, making him the sixth-highest American P-47 ace. He was credited with shooting down 3.5 MiG-15s in Korea, giving him a total of 23.25 aircraft destroyed in aerial combat.

He died in 2010 at the age of 91.

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