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eBook Tales Of A War Pilot ePub

  • ISBN: 1560983736
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Smithsonian, Washington DC
  • ePub book: 1787 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1148 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 149

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Tales of a War Pilot Paperback – January 17, 2001. But what's nice about this book is it's honesty and style

Tales of a War Pilot Paperback – January 17, 2001. by. Richard C. Kirkland (Author). But what's nice about this book is it's honesty and style.

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Tales of a War Pilot is not a structured chronology. Tales of a War Pilot is recommended for both the aviation enthusiast and anyone interested in the early days of the Cold War - Kevin Hymel, Military History, October, 1999.

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the author has a superior depth and ability to captivate a reader in his every written word.

Capturing the experiences of the author and his fellow airmen, these stories focus on the people who served in the . air forces between 1943 and 1953. Kirkland recreates encounters with some of the top flying aces of his day, the indelible experience of victory, and emotional rescues in the world's first military helicopters, providing a close-up look at how airmen survived during one of the century's most war-torn decades. the author has a superior depth and ability to captivate a reader in his every written word. He has the agility of a combat artist who brings forth a true to life picture of more than 50 years ago with precise capability and brilliant memory.

Richard C. Kirkland is a decorated pilot wh. Kirkland is a decorated pilot who flew World War II combat missions, participated in atomic bomb tests after the war and then switched aircraft types and flew helicopter rescue missions during the Korean War. He not only provides an I-was-there look at his own experiences but also observes how other airmen behaved and survived during the war-torn decade between 1943 and 1953. Kirkland describes encounters with some of the top flying aces of his day, the unforgettable experience of victory in battle and the emotions felt by those rescued in helicopters of earlier days.

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Comments

Hap Hap
This man and his missions were exciting to read about. I am thankful for our military and for what they have done for our country and people - especially men like Richard Kirkland.
Qwne Qwne
Amazing career!
Pedora Pedora
This book really is a good read. I bought it for the P-38 Lightning stories from the Pacific and it did not disappoint there. The author flew with some notable Aces like Richard Bong, Jerry Johnson & Ralph Wandrey. You get some insights into those men, insights into how to fly a P-38 against the Japanese, and a bit of action.

If you're only a WW2 buff, you might be tempted to skip the rest, but the helicopter parts are also very good. From hunting a downed B-36 & crew during the cold war, to a mission to find President Truman and return him to the White House during a crisis (eventually called off), to MASH missions in Korea, to accounts of helo flying in Vietnam (flown by other pilots, but included to highlight the helicopter's contribution during that war). Good stuff.

Where the author didn't have access to the other side of the story (like the mission to find Truman, for example), the author states that he creates that part to fill in his story. So, a bit of fiction there, but the author's direct experiences are related faithfully.
Flas Flas
I gotta tell you-- I have read over thirty World War II autobiographies, only a few Korean War autobiographies- from both the allied and the axis side. This book is one of the very best. Why it's not being snapped up in droves is beyond me-- because it's a GREAT book. Not a good one-- a GREAT one.

Kirkland's a modest, unassuming author-- but clearly a man that lived through extraordinary times. He flew and was tent mate with Richard Bong, America's greatest ace during World War II. Other notables he met and flew with include Charles Lindberg, who taught his squadron how to "lean out" the P-38's, then flew with them on combat missions (!) in spite of being a civilian pilot. He accurately describes what it was really like to put his life on the line several times each day, day after day, during a murderous conflict that could only be described as a brawl.

He was friends with the real Hawkeye Pearce of MASH fame during the Korean War, when he was a helicopter pilot. And he flew most of the support missions of the H-Bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll. Pretty amazing stuff, and as a result, he ended up writing a second book that provides more detail. But there's plenty of detail here.

But what's nice about this book is it's honesty and style. It provides a real understanding of what it was like to fly P-38's in the South Pacific during War II, what it was like flying under-powered helicopters to evacuate wounded during the Korean War, and some very interesting other details during the cold war. And then, many years later, to pull those buried memories out and share them with the rest of us.

I have purchased additional copies of the book and given them to my friends. They all rave about it.

Buy this book. It's tremendous.