The Resource The Hostile Sky : a Hellcat Flyer In World War Ii, James Vernon

The Hostile Sky : a Hellcat Flyer In World War Ii, James Vernon

Label
The Hostile Sky : a Hellcat Flyer In World War Ii
Title
The Hostile Sky
Title remainder
a Hellcat Flyer In World War Ii
Statement of responsibility
James Vernon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old college student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program and by the spring of 1945 was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga off of the coast of Japan. This memoir of his years at war provides a carrier pilot's view of the conflict in the Pacific during the final months of the war when the atomic bombs were dropped and Japan capitulated. He gives an up-close-and-personal account of life in a bomber-fighter squadron and the roller-coaster emotions involved in combat sorties over the hostile sea and land. As a member of VBF-87, Vernon offers a unique glimpse into the past at a time when teenagers matured rapidly as they faced the realities of war. He has recorded his own feelings about meeting the challenges of war, his love of flying, and the camaraderie of his flying mates'both in the air and on liberty'along with the factual details of battle that contribute important dimensions to the overall story of the air war. Added to these stirring memories are his entertaining descriptions of the mobilization and training of carrier pilots and his recounting of the high incidence of non-combat fatalities and the change in the composition of the air group in response to the Kamikaze threat. Such a book not only will appeal to aviators everywhere but also will prove to be a thrilling read for those interested in World War II and air combat
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
940.544973092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811
LC item number
.V476 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The Hostile Sky : a Hellcat Flyer In World War Ii, James Vernon
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947057860
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612513164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649473
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30273377
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947057860
  • pebc1612513166

Library Locations

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