Aces High

Aces High

The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-scoring American Aces of World War II

Book - 2009
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Capturing the hearts of a beleaguered nation, the fighter pilots of World War II engaged in a kind of battle that became the stuff of legend--and those who survived showdowns earned the right to be called aces. But two men in particular rose to become something more. They became icons of aerial combat, in a heroic rivalry that inspired a weary nation to fight on. Richard "Dick" Bong was the bashful, pink-faced farm boy from the Midwest. Thomas "Tommy" McGuire was the wise-cracking, fast-talking kid from New Jersey. What they shared was an unparalleled gallantry under fire which earned them each the Medal of Honor. What separated them was a closely watched rivalry to see who would emerge as the top-scoring American ace of the war. What they left behind is a legacy and a record of aerial victories that has yet to be surpassed anywhere in the world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425219546
0425219542
Branch Call Number: 940.5449 Yenne
Characteristics: xi, 348 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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