Airplane Driver

By: Burke, Larry

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~ "AIRPLANE DRIVER is a humorous look at the experiences of a heavy-bomber pilot during World War II. A small-town boy decides that flying is better than walking so signs up for the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. AIRPLANE DRIVER takes the reader through his induction, training, combat in the South Pacific, and his return stateside to become an instructor pilot. This tale does not look at heroics, battles or tactics, but rather the funny and sometimes ludicrous side of an airman's life.From the AuthorBy the time I graduated college in 1940, I (and my fellow graduates) knew the United States would be involved in war within the next few months. So, in order to avoid being drafted, I volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps (as it was then called) in 1941. I became a bomber pilot. AIRPLANE DRIVER is the story of my experiences as a bomber pilot during World War II. I have tried to capture the spirit of war in the air as it was experienced by a bunch of young, exuberant Americans. We knew we would win and we just wanted to get it over with and go home." ~ 102 pages

Title: Airplane Driver

Author(s): Burke, Larry

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Niche Publishing: 1997

ISBN: 0929526732

ISBN 13: 9780929526737

Format: Paperback

Condition grade: As New

Weight: 0.40 lbs

Wayne's Books ID: MLPB11burk6732