War in the 52nd Fighter Group

War in the 52nd Fighter Group

by Jim Kintner


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A true story of a flight surgeon's service as a member of the 2nd Squadron of the 52nd Fighter Group during Operation Torch in World War Two. The story continues through the battles in North Africa from November, 1942 to April, 1943, the date of the German surrender. The story is written by the son of the flight surgeon to honor his service in the war. The story commences with Bill Kintner's medical school studies at the University of Oregon in 1939. Upon his enlistment in the ROTC program in medical school his future is cast upon the outbreak of World War Two. The book follows his early U.S. Army Training in 1940, the completion of his medical school studies and residency, and his training as a flight surgeon. Assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group he is shipped first to England to prepare for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa by the American and British Expeditionary Forces. The trials and tribulations of the war are captured in his unit's missions in strafing, escort, and bombing the German forces. From La Senia to Orleansville to Telergma the U.S. Army Air Corp builds airfields or takes over French airfields. The duty during the war is constant and strenuous. The story of his service is highlighted in his medical duties to the 144 members of the 2nd Squadron consisting of airmen, crew, ground crew, and administrative personnel. His survival of the war is attributed to luck, fast reflexes, and anti-aircraft guns at the airfields. His service in North Africa ends when the German Army surrenders. He is ordered to return to the United States for a new assignment. The book captures the story of the war in North Africa mixed with his personal and medical experiences. Factual in every respect from available military records the book is a tribute to the author's father's war service.

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ISBN-13: 9780578653785
Publisher: James Kintner
Publication date: 03/02/2020
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Jim Kintner, lawyer/poet/author, has previously written "Scottish Links-A Pilgrimage to Scotland, "Swinging in Rhyme", Poems from Heaven, Volumes One and Two, and now presents "War in the 52nd Fighter Group". He lives with his wife, Marylynn, and his dog, Lucy, in Indio, California.

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