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Wings of Courage
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Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series.William Hess is the official historian for the American Fighter Aces Association, and is one of the most highly respected aviation writers of his generation. A B-17 crewman during World War 2, Hess has written over 40 books.John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes in the Aces series both covering the exploits of the greatest Pacific fighter of them all, the P-38 Lightning. He is also an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association. Chris Bucholtz has written extensively on aircraft history. He is the aircraft editor of Internet Modeler, where he introduced his 'The Pilot and The Plane' series of long-form interviews with World War 2 aviators in 2002. Carl Molesworth has specialized in producing unit histories for the USAAF fighter groups of the CBI since the 1980s, interviewing surviving veterans from these little-publicized units.

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"Wings of Courage pays tribute to the ordinary men who became extraordinary American heroes during World War II... Discover their experiences as numerous eyewitness accounts explore the terror, adrenaline, and courage which defined aerial combat. Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of the operations, readers gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan." - "Flying Models," December 2010
"Readers gain a unique insight into battles against Germany and Japan, with eyewitness accounts of campaign histories offering a fine survey of American fighter pilots' experiences from Europe to the Pacific." - The Midwest Book Review (November 2010)


Wings of Courage pays tribute to the ordinary men who became extraordinary American heroes during World War II... Discover their experiences as numerous eyewitness accounts explore the terror, adrenaline, and courage which defined aerial combat. Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of the operations, readers gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan. "Flying Models, December 2010" Readers gain a unique insight into battles against Germany and Japan, with eyewitness accounts of campaign histories offering a fine survey of American fighter pilots' experiences from Europe to the Pacific. "The Midwest Book Review (November 2010)""


"Wings of Courage pays tribute to the ordinary men who became extraordinary American heroes during World War II... Discover their experiences as numerous eyewitness accounts explore the terror, adrenaline, and courage which defined aerial combat. Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of the operations, readers gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan." --Flying Models, December 2010"Readers gain a unique insight into battles against Germany and Japan, with eyewitness accounts of campaign histories offering a fine survey of American fighter pilots' experiences from Europe to the Pacific." --The Midwest Book Review (November 2010)

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