Unsung Eagles

Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II

Jay A Stout

 
Publication date:
April 2016
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
32pp photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612003948

Dimensions : 229 X 152 cm
-
+
£14.99
Unfortunately, due to sales rights restrictions, we cannot offer Unsung Eagles for sale in your country.

Overview
-

• The combat careers of 22 different pilots from all the services are captured in this crisply written book which captivates the reader

The nearly half-million American airmen who served during World War II have almost disappeared. And so have their stories. In Unsung Eagles, award-winning writer and former fighter pilot Jay Stout has saved an exciting collection of those accounts from oblivion. These are not rehashed tales from the hoary icons of the war. Rather, they are stories from the masses of largely unrecognized men who―in the aggregate―actually won it. These are "everyman” accounts that are important but fast disappearing. Ray Crandall describes how he was nearly knocked into the Pacific by a heavy cruiser's main battery during the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea. Jesse Barker―a displaced dive-bomber pilot―tells of dodging naval bombardments in the stinking mud of Guadalcanal. Bob Popeney relates how his friend and fellow A-20 pilot was blown out of formation by German antiaircraft fire: "I could see the inside of the airplane―and I could see Nordstrom's eyes. He looked confused…and then immediately he flipped up and went tumbling down.”