He Wore a Pair of Silver Wings: The World War II Memoir of a Lightning Recon Pilot
by Thomas K. Follis
Merriam Press World War II Memoir
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From induction into the USAAF, through training and then into combat flying the F-5, the photo reconnaissance version of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Follis recounts his many experiences getting and wearing the coveted “silver wings” of a pilot—including being chased over the Alps by two Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters.
With photos of the author, his fellow pilots and the aircraft they flew.
The Big Day Arrives and I’m Off to War—Almost
College Boy Again
An Aviation Cadet—At Last!
Into the Air
Flying the Vultee “Vibrator” and the “Bamboo Bomber”
The B-25—A Real Warbird
The Role of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Winning World War II and the Contribution of Aerial Photo Reconnaissance
Across the Atlantic in a Wartime Convoy
Going in Harm’s Way
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Where Are They Now?
What Has Happened to the Various Military Bases?
220 6x9-inch pages, 38 photos, 1 map.
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