FLIGHTS TO GLORY by John Purell

FLIGHTS TO GLORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Of all the current surveys of fliern I think I liked this the best. In style and general handling it is more even and better done than the others. There is an introductory chapter on the background and development of air combat, the basic principles, the changing functions of fighters, bombers, reconnaissance, attack, long and short range flights, high altitude and low altitude attack. Against this background, the stories of forty airmen are told -- fliers in the present war: -- the first tragic days of Hawaii, the Philippines, Wake, incredible exploits against impossible odds which totals up to a running highlighted history of the war in the Pacific; patrol jobs both in the Atlantic and the Pacific and their function; the Tokyo flight; the southwest Pacific; and contribution of fliers to the overall picture.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1943
Publisher: Vanguard