This manuscript depicts the personal experiences of a teenager in WWII. He entered the service with the dream of flying. After numerous training schools he was sent overseas as a tail gunner on a B-29. His first mission over Japan was mining a port city. Mining missions were considered the most dangerous type of mission. His detailed description of the mission is so detailed and lucid that the reader can vicariously live through the experience. The reader can visualize the black puffs of smoke from the AA guns as well the numerous search lights piercing the black sky to lock onto the B-29's.
The war ended after his 13th mission. Included in the book is a picture of Hiroshima after the "A bomb" had been dropped. While delivering supplies to our prisoners of war held by the Japanese, he flew over Hiroshima. The sight was appalling.