|Title:||Air Combat At 20 Feet: Selected Missions From A Strafer Pilot'S Diary|
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|ePUB size:||1819 kb|
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|Category:||Leaders and Notable People|
|Publisher:||AuthorHouse; First Edition edition (September 27, 2004)|
Home All Categories Air Combat At 20 Feet: Selected Missions From A Strafer Pilot's Diary. ISBN13: 9781418477899. Air Combat at 20 Feet. by Garrett Middlebrook. Enter the cockpit and become a co-pilot with a WWII straffer bomber-pilot attacking at 20 feet. When attack time comes observe that his mental concentration consumes his fear as he fights with 8 machine guns while bombing and maneuvering.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The detail he provides is outstanding and you really get an "in the cockpit" feeling on several of the tougher missions. Mar 23, 2012 Patience Mason rated it it was amazing. I read a lot of WWII memoirs and this is one of the best. What I like best about it is the explanations of how and why he flies the B-25 the way he does.
The Author joined the Air Force and entered pilot training in July 1941. A year later he flew the Pacific to Australia with no navigational aids except those in Hawaii. He flew 65 missions being among the first to attack from tree top height. He was rotated back to the States in November 1943 and became commanding officer of a navigational training squadron. He was released from active duty in 1946 but remained in the reserves until 1955, retiring with rank of Major.
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Combat at 20 Feet - Selected Missions from a Straffer Pilot?s Diary?. The longest single campaign in the WWII Pacific Theatre of Operations involved the fighting in and around New Guinea, lasting from January 1942 until August 1945. Middlebrook joined the US Army Air Corps in July, 1941 and a year later was assigned to the 38th Bomb Group. As one of its 16 bomber aircrews, he and his fellow pilots flew their B-25's across the Pacific in a series of flight hops from Hamilton Field, California to Australia where he immediately found himself flying bombing raids over New Guinea and many other Japanese occupied islands throughout the heavily embattled region. The book has a number of excellent combat photos, many of them taken by Middlebrook himself or his co-pilot during their many missions against the Japanese invaders.
Enter the cockpit and become a co-pilot with a WWII straffer bomber-pilot attacking at 20 feet. Intelligence is his ultimate weapon. An inferno of the target is the result. Departing the target, he fights 10 Jap fighter planes in an hour-long battle. When you reach home base you will say: "I never want to relive that horrendous ordeal". But wait! Your pilot must attack again the next day.
20th April 2013, 18:13. Posts: 841. Air Combat at 20 Feet/Garrett Middlebrook. Based on recommendations on this board and elsewhere, I just purchased this book. So far I have read some 40 pages, and excellent and absorbing reading it is indeed.
No current Talk conversations about this book. A gripping memoir full of detail.