War Pilot: True Tales of Combat and Adventure (Paperback)Richard C. Kirkland (author)
Paperback Published: 15/05/2003
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First hand view of dogfights against the Japanese - A rare glimpse at what it was like to fly a MASH helicopter in Korea - An even rarer insight into helicopter missions during atomic testing in the Pacific A spirited account of aerial combat in both World War II and Korea by a pilot who flew fighter planes against the Japanese and later helicopters for a MASH unit in Korea. Brought to life by the author's wit and keen eye for detail. Richard Kirkland would never have imagined that anything could compare to tangling with Zeros in life-and-death dogfights over the South Pacific - but that was before he traded his fighter-pilot wings for rotors. It was a move he never regretted, and the riveting experiences he chronicles in War Pilot provide ample reason why. From the first primitive Sikorsky and the sophisticated choppers of Vietnam to flying medevac choppers and saving countless soldiers from certain death in Korea, Kirkland's firsthand accounts of pilots under fire provide a gripping portrait of not just one American hero, but the many courageous others with whom he flew...
Publisher: Presidio Press
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 174 x 106 x 25 mm
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