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By Carl O. Dunbar,Peter M. Dunbar

ISBN-10: 0813037255

ISBN-13: 9780813037257

"A must-read for younger army and Marine Corps officials as they input aviation training."--
Lt. Gen. Robert F. Milligan, U.S. Marine Corps (retired)

"An fascinating examine Marine aviation in global battle II by way of a delicate and clever pilot; few narratives offer as a lot perception into the intensely own emotions of a pilot in combat."--Walter Boyne, writer of The impression of Air strength upon History

"Offers a compelling look at the area of a tender guy who left the relief of civilian lifestyles to develop into a pilot in a single of the simplest recognized strive against fighter squadrons of the Pacific struggle. Lt. Carl O. Dunbar Jr.'s letters domestic remind us of the non-public facet of the second one international War."--Michael H. Creswell, writer of a question of Balance

Before the Marine combating Squadron VMF-214 turned often called the Black Sheep squadron led via "Pappy" Boyington, this air workforce was once already flying missions from Guadalcanal. Commissioned in 1942, the squadron used to be initially referred to as "The Swashbucklers."
Lt. Carl Dunbar used to be one of many squadron's unique pilots, and his letters domestic describe the learning and dwelling stipulations he confronted as a Marine within the Pacific theater in the course of the early years of global conflict II. Dunbar eventually flew eighty-two missions throughout the Solomon crusade, and this quantity comprises his deepest logbook.
Like many veterans, after returning to the USA Dunbar infrequently spoke approximately his wartime provider. in simple terms after his dying did his son Peter detect this trove of fabric, and his observation offers context for every of his father's letters. either own and common, this quantity deals a glimpse of what existence was once like for a guy with an outstanding feel of loyalty and compassion stuck up within the conflict of his generation.

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