Marine Wings: Stories of War and Peace as Written by the Pilots includes first-hand accounts of marine aviators and ground personnel who had front row seats in the action. Twenty-three pilots ranking from captain to colonel recount their most memorable flying experiences between the years of 1938 to 1998 involving intercepts of enemy aircraft, close air support of ground troops, bombing, transportation, ordnance, communication, engineering, testing and air/sea rescue. It also shares some of the lighter moments, and mistakes, made during war and between the wars, as well as aviation experiences from civilian occupations. From fabric-covered biplanes to jets that break the sound barrier, these are the guys who set the standards for marine aerial warfare.
Relive, from the cockpit, the harrowing, and sometimes humorous, flight experiences of marine aviators. Discover the joys and quirks of flying aircraft from biplanes to amphibians to troop transports to helicopters to prop-driven fighter planes to jets. Gain appreciation for the Marine Air Reserves and their vital role during war and peace.
Hard cover – 364 pages