PILOTS, MAN YOUR PLANES! by Frank W. Mason

PILOTS, MAN YOUR PLANES!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Rewriting the headlines for the airminded youngsters of today, these two tales, one set ""somewhere in the South Pacific"", the other ""action over the Mediterranean"", are linked by Captain Steel, who is a Major in the second story. The first concerns a small island and the arrival of a green, blundering and very brave C.O., who learns his lessons the hard way and almost dooms a mission to prevent Jap knowledge of American invasion plans. Steel and the veterans of the Zero fighters save the day and the C.O. does the ons. eel, in North Africa, organizes a special flight to bomb the Brenner Pass with new super-bombs, and a jinx develops with the Squadron selected. Young Corvin, observer, feels something wrong, but not until the mission is under way do be realize that are firing the ...Contesting Steel, he joins the evenging planes, ever Steel suicide to stop the bombers and foil the plot. Competent.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1944
Publisher: Lippincott-Stokes