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Title:
Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II
Author:
Yenne, Bill, 1949-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Caliber, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xi, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425219546
Format :
Book

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