Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America's Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II

Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America's Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II

by Jay Stout


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612003948
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Sales rank: 580,349
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jay Stout is a native of Indiana and a 1981 graduate of Purdue University. He was commissioned into the Marine Corps that same year and earned his designation as a naval aviator in 1983 with orders to fly the F-4 Phantom. He later served as an instructor on the T-2C Buckeye and transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. As a Hornet pilot, he flew 37 combat missions during Desert Storm.

Table of Contents


1 Americans Under Other Flags: John A. Campbell
2 tigers in the Fray: Ken Jernstedt
3 Dive Bombers at Guadalcanal: Jesse Barker
4 Army Fighters Over Guadalcanal: Julius Jacobson
5 North Africa and the Pacific: Hamilton McWhorter
6 The Early Fight: John “Jack” Walker
7 Heroes at Home: Mort Blumenfeld
8 Civilians in Uniform: Rudolph W. Matz
9 Americans Over China: Walt Kaestner
10 Crushing the Reich: Howard “Jack” Dentz
11 Photo Reconnaissance: Willard Caddell
12 Attack and medium Bombers Over Northern Europe: Harry “Bob” Popeney
13 Low Level Fury: Roman Ohnemus
14 Second Battle of the Philippine Sea: Ray Crandall and Richard Deitchman
15 Downed in Yugoslavia: Howard O. Wilson
16 Breakout Across Europe: Robert Macdonald
17 Night Armed Reconnaissance: Alvin E.“Bud” Anderson
18 The Sharecropper’s Son Bombs Hitler: George M. Kesselring
19 Cold and Deadly Sea: Donald Whitright
20 Escorts Over Europe: Herman Schonenberg
21 A Can of Peaches: Emilius Roger Ciampa


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Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America's Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's nice to get a solid departure from the "hero" formula and showcase the backbone of US air power. It is also great that a repeated theme from all these in connected men is how they overcame their fears to get the mission done or to not let down their group. The author's decision to jump from the different locales and roles the men had, underscores the scale of the conflict and the amazing growth of the Air Corp to meet these challenges. Highly recommended reading.
Anonymous 3 days ago
A compilation of the Airmen, mostly kids, who did heroic things in WW II that to them, at that time, was , what you did. Fascinating read.
greg233 7 months ago
If you like real human interest stories this is the book for you. It is not about the battles but about the pilots individual experiences while flying for their country. These short stories brought to light some details that are missing from the general battle stories which are designed to tell the overview of historical battles. I always read reviews before I purchase a book and I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This was interesting and informative from the soldiers stand and visions.
TaylorPlayer More than 1 year ago
I agree with the previous review. This was a great idea to hear of the exploits and adventures of veteran pilots who are not the celebrated Black Sheep Or Zemkes Wolf Pack. These pilots were the ordinary guys you knew as a neighbor, fellow churchgoer or your friends granddad. I recommend this to you WW2 aviation buffs. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ravine's: <br> Old Mortality result 2 or 3 <p> Hawkie's: <br> Light Storm result 12 <p> Deerlight's: <br> No idea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bio at old mortality res 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At zoe res 4... or 3 <br> my name is now lionheart and my rank is a warrior.