Look Mom - I Can Fly! Memoirs of a World War II P-38 Fighter Pilot

Look Mom - I Can Fly! Memoirs of a World War II P-38 Fighter Pilot

by Robert A. Vrilakas

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ISBN-13: 9781935354475
Publisher: Amethyst Moon
Publication date: 01/13/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Look Mom - I Can Fly! Memoirs of a World War II P-38 Fighter Pilot 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JNMIG More than 1 year ago
Smoky has wriiten a 'grabber' ! He describes his love of flying from a kid to his great and gripping experience as a P-38 fighter pilot on 50 missions in the 'Hat in the Ring' squadron. He is credited with 2 confirmed 'kills' and had his plane riddled by gunfire on a mission that received a Presidential citation. I particularly enjoyed the book as I flew 30 missions in a p-38 with the 1st Fighter Group.
Hank0 More than 1 year ago
Bob Vrilakas,"Smoky," has written a wonderful memoir of the way it was to be a fighter pilot in combat during WW II. This is the real thing, a bit of Americana preserved for future generations and for older folks who remember well the war, but are interested in some of the details we never experienced for ourselves, such as the piloting of a P-38! An authentic hero, Smoly writes with honesty and becoming modesty about combat and feats of courage which could easily justify boasting never found in tis book. It's well illustrated with photos which bring the text alive and help transfer the read back in time to a war-torn world where young men risked everything and sometimes lost in response to their country's call.
StellaLuna1 More than 1 year ago
No one would expect a small-fry kid from northern California town who survived a catalogue of dubious cures for childhood illnesses, to eventually fly 51 missions as a combat pilot in WWII. However, with less than half his graduating class of pilots returning, Robert's story is an amazing one that humbly unfolds to reveal the decorated hero he eventually became. What he lacked in size "Smokey" made up for with pluck, determination and an agile mind. You will enjoy this book for its charming vignettes about Robert's early life as well as a chronicle of the courageous Hat in the Ring Squadron's missions over WWII Europe.