BORING A HOLE IN THE SKY by Gen. R. L. Scott

BORING A HOLE IN THE SKY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The veteran fighter pilot who, during World War II, entertained millions with his God Is My Co Pilot. now presents an autobiography which makes as interesting a history of flying as a story of adventure. Scott, who flew in the old Army Air Corps in the U.S. and Panama in the 30's, joined Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers in an unofficial capacity in the war-ridden Burma jungles of 1942. His flying exploits there earned him fame, decorations, and the material for his popular World War II book. Naturally the same period of time occupies much of his attention at present. But his boyhood, his early flying, and his post-War involvements as a NATO organizer, jet pilot, then Air Force Public Relations Director, provide new and highly interesting material. Scott's story parallels the growth of military flying from a minor activity in 1930 to the powerful jet-and-rocket activity it is today. Thus his own story is made doubly interesting. Very readable.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1961
Publisher: Random House