JET TANKER by Grover Helman


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The author draws upon his own background to bring forth a novel for boys grounded in real experience. Jock Burns was just a bit too cocksure of himself to watch the little details, and so he flunks out as pilot on a KC-135 Stratotanker. The second time round, he makes it giving us an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of the difficult training and operation of the Strategic Air Command fueling squadron. Jock's adventures airborne or earthbound will have appeal for the masculine reader.

Pub Date: April 10th, 1961
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston