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May 25, 1996
9780813108667
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July 24, 2013
9780813143415
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9780813143422
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Bomber Pilot

A Memoir of World War II

" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.

Reviews

"Combines a novelist's eye and a poet's touch."—Air University Review

"A magnificent story, told simply and without heroics."—Army

"One of the best early attempts to illustrate the view from the command position."—Flight Journal

"Deserves to be ranked in the best class of battle memoirs."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Will make a strong man weep—and it will make you laugh triumphantly."—The Officer

University Press of Kentucky

9780813108667 : bomber-pilot-ardery
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280 Pages
$25.00 USD
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Heroes and Horses

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