Race Of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen And The Epic Battle To Become Masters Of The Sky
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, Soldier's Stories, World War II
The ultimate aces of WWII
In 1942, the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker, offered a bottle of bourbon to the first U.S. fighter pilot to break his record of twenty-six enemy planes shot down. Seizing on the challenge to motivate his men, General George Kenney promoted what they would come to call the "race of aces.”
What developed was a wild three-year sprint for fame and glory, and the chance to be called America's greatest fighter pilot. The story has never been told until now. Based on new research and full of revelations, John Bruning's brilliant, original book tells the story of how five American pilots contended for personal glory in the Pacific while leading Kenney's resurgent air force against the most formidable enemy America ever faced.
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|Release Date:||January 14, 2020|