Angels Twenty: A Young American Flier a Long Way from Home

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9780075821250: Angels Twenty: A Young American Flier a Long Way from Home

High above the treacherous Owen Stanley Ranges of New Guinea, Park flies his dodgy, yet beloved, war-issue P-39 Airacobra against the sleek and deadly Japanese Zeroes. Book combines favorite subjects of fighter pilot missions, affinity between man and plane, and human factors in wartime in a read that will please aviators and non-aviators alike.

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The writing of the (aerial combat) sequences has a fascinating mix of fear and nonchalance.''

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Edward Park wasn't an instinctive flyer, but he learned. By the end of World War II, he was not only one with his plane, he had lived through a strange and terrible time. In Angels Twenty, he takes you back to the Beaver Squadron's war without posturing, without heroics, but with great humor and respect for his old mates. Green as grass, the American boys were dumped in Australia, ready to do their bit in the war against Japan. But the New Guinea jungle wasn't all what they had expected.#. .Park is a gifted writer as well as a fine pilot. His vivid memories will grip you, from his first combat mission to the last, through many tense stories when everyone was obsessed with but one goal getting home alive. The thrill and terror of aerial combat, the monotony of endless patrols, the dry, sometimes loony humor of the men on the ground and wonderfully live again in the pages of Angels Twenty.

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