Title: US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World ...
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
*First Printing * (full # line starts with 1).* As New hardcover in an As New dust jacket. Handsome book with many vintage b&w photographs on photo quality paper. Bookseller Inventory # 001209
Synopsis: The classic 1951 movie Flying Leathernecks starring John Wayne immortalized the USMC pilots who had fought in the skies over Guadalcanal and the Solomons.
The US Marine Corps has a long and proud heritage of aviation excellence, celebrating its centenary in 2012. While "flying leathernecks" made their mark in both world wars, Korea, Vietnam and more recently throughout the global war on terrorism, it was during World War II that they captured the hearts and minds of the public with their daring exploits. This is the first book to detail the legendary actions of famous fighter aces such as Medal of Honor winner John L Smith, Greg "Pappy" Boyinton, Marion Carl, Joe Foss, and many more. Barrett Tillman combines expert research into the history and organization of the Marine Fighter Squadrons with dramatic accounts of deadly dogfights.
About the Author: Barrett Tillman is the world's most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years including the much acclaimed Aircraft of the Aces 10: Hellcat Aces of World War 2. The author lives in Mesa, AZ.
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