WAKE, MIDWAY, GUADALCANAL, PHILIPPINES, OKINAWA, JAPAN. Experience firsthand battle action on carriers YORKTOWN, ENTERPRISE, SARATOGA. Having served in a torpedo squadron as an enlisted man in the Navy on three of Uncle Sam's aircraft carriers from September 1941 until early 1943, when our country was definitely the underdog in the Pacific, the author has witnessed firsthand the early defeat a feeling of hopelessness as we lost one carrier after another. Selected for flight school at age nineteen, Captain Peterson eloquently describes his intense aviation training. Returning in late 1944 to the Pacific as a Marine F4U Corsair fighter pilot with famed Bulldog Squadron, VMF-223, his 80 missions allowed him to observe personally the unbelievable growth of our armed forces as we took the upper hand. His overseas tours amounted to 24 months of combat a provide him with the opportunity to see this war both through the eyes of an enlisted sailor a as an officer a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Very few accounts have been written by those who served a survived in this dual role. Write to : Customer Service Dept., Chuckwalla Publishing, 27015 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Tel. 602-585-4868.I put the Mercury in the garage for repair, and 30 days later had it back looking brand new. ... Everything worked except that the convertible top leaked where it joined the top of the windshield. ... Miami, wea#39;d flat-hat, cutting off the tops of palm trees and skimming the waves along the causeway down through the Florida Keys.
|Title||:||Briny to the blue|
|Author||:||Bernard W. Peterson|
|Publisher||:||Chuckwalla Pub - 1992-08|