Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer: An American Fighter Pilot Over Europe

Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer: An American Fighter Pilot Over Europe

by Philip D. Caine
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Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer: An American Fighter Pilot Over Europe by Philip D. Caine


In 1941, before America entered World War II, determined young LeRoy Gover signed on with Britain’s Royal Air Force to fly the plane of his dreams, the fast, sleek Spitfire. When America joined the fight, he transitioned to the powerful P-47 Thunderbolt. Former USAF pilot and aviation historian Philip D. Caine has skillfully selected from the young flyer’s letters and diary entries to create a vivid portrait of the kind of man who helped win the war. A story of great courage, Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer is a testament to the many other brave men who served.

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ISBN-13: 9781574888447
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Series: The Warriors
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 473,994
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Brig. Gen. Philip D. Caine, USAF (Ret.), has more than 4,500 hours of flight time, taught military history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and is the author of American Pilots in the RAF (Brassey’s, Inc., 1993) and Aircraft Down! Evading Capture in WWII Europe (Brassey’s, Inc., 1997). He lives in Monument, Colorado.

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Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer: An American Fighter Pilot Over Europe 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HistoryDoc More than 1 year ago
Caine takes care to accurately tell Gover's story of first flying as an American RAF pilot and Gover's subsequent transfer to the USAAF 4th Fighter Group in Debden, England. Drawing on Gover's letters to his family, as well as a meticulous diary and interviews,"Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer" is a well written account of one man's service as a WWII fighter pilot.