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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 348 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780425219546
  • DDC分類 940.5449730922

Table of Contents

Notes on Squadron Nomenclature and Organization    xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Prologue: Knights of the Air 1 (8)
PART ONE: BOYS 9 (68)
The Roaring Twenties and the Lone Eagle 11 (9)
Changes and Challenges 20 (7)
A World Goes to War 27 (6)
Americans Prepare 33 (11)
Young Men and War 44 (8)
The Daring Young Lieutenants and Their 52 (8)
Flying Machines
Their Warhorse, Their Fork-Tailed Devil 60 (7)
Ups and Downs 67 (10)
PART TWO: WARRIORS 77 (224)
Into the Band of Brothers 79 (5)
Notes on Allied Organization in the Pacific 84 (4)
Theater
Into the Cauldron 88 (7)
January 1943: The End of the Beginning 95 (7)
February 1943: The Calm Before the Storm 102 (3)
March 1943: A Rising Star 105 (6)
April 1943: Deaths in the Families 111 (6)
May 1943: Passing in the Night 117 (4)
June 1943: Into the Interior 121 (3)
July 1943: Four in One Day 124 (5)
August 1943: Black Days 129 (9)
September 1943: Air Supremacy 138 (6)
October 1943: Down in Flames 144 (8)
November 1943: The Pied Piper of Poplar 152 (7)
December 1943: Vals for Christmas 159 (4)
January 1944: The Next Great Ace? 163 (7)
February 1944: The Flying Circus 170 (6)
March 1944: And Then There Were Two 176 (7)
April 1944: Cases for the Ace of Aces 183 (10)
May 1944: Modesty Equal to Merit 193 (6)
June 1944: ``And the Angels Sing'' 199 (3)
June 1944: A Stranger Comes to Hollandia 202 (5)
July 1944: The Lone Eagle on His Wing 207 (7)
August 1944: Just Doing His Job 214 (6)
September 1944: Very Little and Very Safe 220 (4)
October 1944: Shooting Gallery Skies 224 (14)
November 1944: The Race for Glory 238 (11)
December 1944: Medals of Honor 249 (20)
January 1945: Never to Be Forgotten 269 (8)
February 1945: The Roses Were Victory Red 277 (4)
Spring 1945: The Lure of Jet Planes 281 (6)
Summer 1945: Home Sweet Home 287 (5)
August 1945: By His Example to Inspire 292 (9)
PART THREE: REMEMBRANCE 301 (18)
Aces High 303 (7)
Those Who Remember Them 310 (9)
Epilogue: Heroes 319 (4)
Bibliography 323 (2)
Widely Used Acronyms 325 (2)
Appendix 1: Cumulative Scores 327 (2)
Appendix 2: Official Texts of Medal of Honor 329 (2)
Citations
Index 331