Thunderbolt! The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace

Author: Robert S. Johnson,Martin Caidin


ISBN: 1387184199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 4406


Thunderbolt! The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace is the incredible true life story of Robert S. Johnson, one of America's leading fighter pilot aces in World War II. His memoir is an action-packed account of how a cocky kid from Lawton, Oklahoma went on to amass 28 enemy kills, the first U. S. Army Air Force pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I tally of 26 enemy planes destroyed. Johnson's detailed, vivid descriptions of close-scrapes with Goering's elite fighters and his numerous other skirmishes makes Thunderbolt! essential reading for World War 2 buffs.


An Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace

Author: Robert S. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885354051

Category: History

Page: 308

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THUNDERBOLT! is the story of many, a plane, and a fighter group in the deadly war over Europe in World War II. When Robert S. Johnson returned from the European theater in 1944 he was the highest scoring American Ace of the war, with 28 confirmed kills against the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe. The plane he flew was the Republic P-47C Thunderbolt, a rugged 2,000 horsepower fighter that weighed seven tons. British pilots told Johnson that a "Jug" wouldn't stand a chance against the maneuverable German ME-109 and the Focke Wulf 190! But in the hands of aces like Johnson and Gareski, the Thunderbolt proved itself the most deadly fighter plane of the war. At the end of hostilities, Johnson and his comrades had shot down more German planes than any other fighter group in the E.T.O. During two years of fighting, they lost 128 Thunderbolts in combat, but they destroyed 1.006 German aircraft - a ration of eight to one against the toughest opposition American pilots have ever met! Reviewed as "the best fighter pilot of WWII! 308 pages, 17 photos, 6" x 9". Signed copies available - $50.00.

Big Week

The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

Author: James Holland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542146

Category: History

Page: 576

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'James Holland is a master' BBC History It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Big Week is the knife-edge story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter. Following the fortunes of pilots and aircrew from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war. Big Week was the largest air battle ever witnessed, but it has been largely forgotten – until now.

World War 2 on the Web

Author: J. Douglas Smith,Richard J. Jensen

Publisher: Sr Books


Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 2165


A guide to World War II sites on the Web offers reviews of the top 100 sites organized by topic; a rating of the sites' content, aesthetics, and navigation; and a listing of more than 140 additional recommended sites.


The Fabulous U.S. 56th Fighter Group

Author: Martin Caidin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553286038

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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The Fight in the Clouds

The Extraordinary Combat Experience of P-51 Mustang Pilots During World War II

Author: James P. Busha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 076034518X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2216


DIVIn The Fight in the Clouds, aviation writer James P. Busha narrates a spellbinding collection of tales of P-51 Mustang combat throughout World War II. /div