Hostile Skies

Hostile Skies

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace.

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 0753821990

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 599

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Here he recounts his involvement in the first British air-strike against Argentine positions around Port Stanley and describes being first on the scene when enemy jets bombed the landing ships SIR TRISTRAM and SIR GALAHAD. Including the author's heartfelt letters sent back to England to close family and friends, HOSTILE SKIES dramatically recalls what it was really like to fight, live and love during the Falklands War.
Categories: History

In Hostile Skies

In Hostile Skies

... the impact military service had on the home front, and the horror of combat from
the cockpit of a B-24 should find this book useful and captivating.
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Hostile Skies.

Author: James M. Davis

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574412093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 928

James "Jim” Davis lived what he considered "an impossible dream” as he piloted a B-24, as part of the 8th Air Force, on nearly thirty missions in the European Theatre during World War II. In this memoir, Davis offers heart-wrenching detail concerning the difficulties of qualifying for the U.S. Army Air Forces pilot program, the strenuous nature of the pilot training program, the anxiety caused by a wartime marriage, and the dangers of flying combat missions over Nazi Germany. Few, if any, other memoirs provide the genuineness and honesty of his story. From his struggles to become a pilot, to seeing death up close on his first mission, to his expected deployment to the Pacific Theatre in the fall of 1945, Davis takes the reader through a fast-paced and exciting narrative adventure. Davis and his crew flew support missions for Operations Cobra and Market Garden and numerous bombing missions over occupied Europe in the summer and fall of 1944. He piloted his B-24 on missions over twenty German cities, including Cologne, Hamburg, Metz, and Munich, and attacked enemy airfields, airplane factories, railroad marshalling yards, ship yards, oil refineries, and chemical plants. While he and his crew survived without serious injuries, they witnessed the destruction of many of their friends’ planes and experienced serious damage to their own plane on several occasions. Readers of his memoir will come away with a much greater appreciation for the difficulties and dangers of the air war in World War II. David Snead happened upon the memoir and its author during his time at Texas Tech University. He was immediately hooked and began the process of preparing it for publication. Snead met with Davis on several occasions, examined his military records, researched in detail at the National Archives, and investigated numerous published sources in order to corroborate the account and add explanatory notes for context.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hostile Skies

Hostile Skies

A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I James J. Hudson.
HOSTILE SKIES re A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I
JAMES J . HUDSON HOSTILE SKIES This one NYUH - UZP - HXTH HOSTILE.

Author: James J. Hudson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815604653

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 565

A combat history of the American Air Service in World War I.
Categories: History

Into Hostile Skies

Into Hostile Skies

Four stories about the venerable BUFF and the courageous crews who flew her into hostile skies.

Author: Paul Novak

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492185132

Category: History

Page: 134

View: 366

Four stories about the venerable BUFF and the courageous crews who flew her into hostile skies.
Categories: History

Billy Mitchell s War with the Navy

Billy Mitchell s War with the Navy

Hudson, Mitchell all MP, Chief of 1918, in World Boyle, AFB, Mitchell, Mitchell,
Hostile Skies,95. 56. Craig to Mitchell,1 July1918, MP, box6. 57. Mitchell toCraig,
July 4, 1918, MP, box6. 58. Foulois, Memoirs, 175. 59. Cooke, BillyMitchell, 81 ...

Author: Thomas Wildenberg

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513324

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 802

In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell’s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within their respective services in the period between the two world wars. When Billy Mitchell returned from WW I, he brought with him the deep-seated belief that air power had made armies and navies obsolete. When Congress rejected the concept of a unified air service in 1920, Mitchell and his supporters turned on the Navy, seeking to substitute the Air Service as the nation's first line of defense. While Mitchell proved that aircraft could sink a battleship with the bombing of the Ostfriesland in 1921, he was unable to convince the General Staff of the Army, the General Board of the Navy, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or Congress of the need for an independent air force. When Mitchell turned to the pen to discredit the Navy, he was convicted by his own words and actions in a court-martial that captivated the nation, and was forced to resign in 1925. Rather then ending the rivalry for air power, Mitchell’s resignation set the stage for the ongoing dispute between the two services in the years immediately before WWII.
Categories: History

Anything Anywhere Anytime

Anything  Anywhere  Anytime

... carrier crews often flew through hostile skies over enemy-occupied territory
and were subject to interception by enemy fighters Yet even though the troop
carrier mission and the tactical airlift mission that followed it were vital, often
dangerous ...

Author: Sam McGowan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468505641

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 633

In December, 1941 US Army pilots began hauling passengers and cargo around the Philippines after the Japanese attack on Clark Field, thus beginning one of the most important air force missions of World War II. As America greared up to fight the war, dozens of what came to be known as troop carrier squadrons were activated and equipped, usually with Douglas C-47 and C-53 version of the DC-8 transport. Beginning in New Guinea, US Army troop carrier crews became a crucial part of the effort to turn the tide of war. In Europe troop carrier squadrons supported Army airborne forces and provided logistical support for air force squadrons. During the Battle of the Bulge troop carrier crews kept the 101st Airborne Division supplied. After the war, troop carrier squadrons supplied the besieged city of Berlin. Troop carrier crews supported UN forces in Korea, then supported French efforts in Indochina where their successors would become crucial to US efforts in the 1960s and early 1970s. This is their story.
Categories: History

American Aviation Historical Society Journal

American Aviation Historical Society Journal

299 . 4 . James J . Hudson , Hostile Skies ( Syracuse : Syracuse University Press
, 1968 ) , pp . 241 - 242 . 5 . Memorandum , GHQ , AEF , May 21 , 1918 , in
Training and Use , p . 299 . The French pilot pool was hastily relocated from Le
Plessis ...

Author: American Aviation Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022338175

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 323

Categories: Aeronautics

Hero of the Angry Sky

Hero of the Angry Sky

... advanced flight instruction, including acrobatics, formation flying, and camera
gun work. More than 750 American pilots trained there. See James Hudson,
Hostile Skies: A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I (
Syracuse, ...

Author: David S. Ingalls

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444382

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 901

Hero of the Angry Sky draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story. David S. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from the teenager’s early, informal training in Palm Beach, Florida, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. This edited collection of Ingalls’s writing details the career of the U.S. Navy’s most successful combat flyer from that conflict. While Ingalls’s wartime experiences are compelling at a personal level, they also illuminate the larger, but still relatively unexplored, realm of early U.S. naval aviation. Ingalls’s engaging correspondence offers a rare personal view of the evolution of naval aviation during the war, both at home and abroad. There are no published biographies of navy combat flyers from this period, and just a handful of diaries and letters in print, the last appearing more than twenty years ago. Ingalls’s extensive letters and diaries add significantly to historians’ store of available material.
Categories: History

Elegiac ode to the memory of Lieut Colonel Vassall By Margaret Holford afterwards Hodson

Elegiac ode  to the memory of Lieut  Colonel Vassall   By Margaret Holford  afterwards Hodson

ENGLAND ! thy conquering banner flies , Fann'd by the breath of hostile skies ;
And to the quell'd IBERIAN's eyes Recals those times when stories say , That
Britons never lost the Day : Yet on La Plata's shore Wild Triumph lifts her echoing
 ...

Author: afterwards HODSON HOLFORD (Margaret)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019715234

Category:

Page: 11

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Squandered Victory

Squandered Victory

James J. Hudson , Hostile Skies ( Syracuse , N.Y .: Syracuse University Press ,
1968 ) . 21. John J. Pershing , My Experiences in the World War ( New York :
Frederick A. Stokes Co. , 1931 ) . 22. Francis P. Duffy , Father Duffy's Story (
Garden ...

Author: James H. Hallas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275950220

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 650

Squandered Victory is the first book every devoted entirely to the St. Mihiel operation and its ramifications. It details American Expeditionary Force commander John J. Pershing's struggle to form an independent American army in France and the importance of the St. Mihiel operation from both political and military perspectives. Hallas links historical events and details in a way that has never been done on this subject, pulling from a variety of sources to depict motivations, events, and political and military thought. He supports the conclusion - debated by historians and military men for over 75 years - that Pershing might have been able to end the war in September 1918, if not held back by the machinations of the Allies.
Categories: History

Indian Leisure

Indian Leisure

Well might I hope , save for my hostile skies , From mercy ' s fount some pitying
balm to flow . Yet this my flame which scarcely moves your care , And your warm
praises sung in these fond rhymes , May thousands yet inflame in after times ...

Author: Robert Guthrie Macgregor

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044009590563

Category: English drama

Page: 580

View: 295

Categories: English drama

Suburban Sketches

Suburban Sketches

... continued with slight amelioration throughout the month of May and far into
June ; and it was a matter of constant amazement with one who had known less
austere climates , to behold how vegetable life struggled with the hostile skies ,
and ...

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000002028958

Category:

Page: 255

View: 233

Categories:

Lives of Indian Officers

Lives of Indian Officers

... in foreign lands and under hostile skies ; he had scarcely known either home
or rest . And now he was about to receive his reward . It came in a shape very
welcome to him , for the fire of ambition had burnt within him ever since the
boyish ...

Author: Sir John William Kaye

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010360241

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 386

Categories: Great Britain

The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly

... while the raw , cold known less austere climates to behold green of the
adventurous grass on the how vegetable life struggled with the borders of the
sopping sidewalks gave , hostile skies , and , in an atmosphere as it peered
through its veil ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:43310969

Category:

Page:

View: 780

Categories:

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

... while the raw , cold known less austere climates to behold green of the
adventurous grass on the how vegetable life struggled with the borders of the
sopping sidewalks gave , hostile skies , and , in an atmosphere as it peered
through its veil ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112040165596

Category: Art criticism

Page:

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Categories: Art criticism

SUBURBAN SKETCHES

SUBURBAN SKETCHES

... continued with slight amelioration throughout the month of May and far into
June ; and it was a matter of constant amazement with one who had known less
austere climates, to behold how vegetable life struggled with the hostile skies,
and, ...

Author: W. D. HOWELLS

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:aca8467:0001.001

Category:

Page:

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The Wrong Stuff

The Wrong Stuff

However, into reading the book I realized the abundance of THE WRONG STUFF
in the grim reality of flying combat in the hostile skies of Europe during World War
Two and I recalled another dear friend of mine in cadet training, killed in a ...

Author: Truman Smith

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806183503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 721

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime’s worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith’s gripping memoir of that time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Spad Driver

The Spad Driver

Damaged aircraft and those requiring periodic checkups would be attended to in
the extensive Cubi Point maintenance hangars before returning to the hostile
skies over North Vietnam. Scaffolding was suspended from the carrier's flight
deck ...

Author: John Britt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595142149

Category: Drama

Page: 356

View: 354

The Spad Driver is a work of fiction portraying the world of a young American sailor who finds himself at war not only with a determined North Vietnamese enemy, but also with a complex assortment of characters involved with a drug ring. The story centers on Dan Roberts, a pilot who enters the Vietnam War with little idea of the actual realities of battle. As Roberts grows to understand the true nature of death and conflict, he finds himself questioning the war itself and the loyalties of his fellow sailors when he is assigned the investigation of the disappearance of a young man named Franklin. During the investigation he uncovers a series of duplicitous characters involved in drug dealings. He soon finds his life threatened by unknown forces, while he tries to overcome the dangers of war. The author contrasts Roberts' investigations with the battles he encounters as he simultaneously faces the overwhelming threat of air combat, the insidious plot of the drug ring and his own personal problems. While focusing on the interactions of the sailors with one another, the author introduces several diverse characterizations. Timothy Bryan and Bobby Thomas are two men close to Roberts but suspected of questionable motives and Peter O'Leary, a sympathetic friend, who is revealed to be responsible for Franklin's death. Ultimately, Roberts must overcome multiple betrayals. The core of The Spad Driver is the description of the complex world that the characters inhabit. The story focuses on the meaning of the Vietnam War through Roberts and the character of Major Nguyen Binh, a disillusioned North Vietnamese intelligence officer, and concludes with the President of the United States reacting to the harsh realities of war.
Categories: Drama

Kais

Kais

So some poor bird , when driv'n from its nest , Seeks distant boughs to hide its
beating breast , Thro ' . hostile skies the little wanderer strays , And torn by
vultures , ends its larmloss days . C3 child 7l the thet ice mer ! eek n Ahmed .

Author: Isaac Brandon

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU58407545

Category: Operas

Page: 68

View: 571

Categories: Operas

Flying Low

Flying Low

The novel covers a two-week period in a day-by-day account of flight operations
and the heroic acts of men flying the hostile skies of North Vietnam. Many of the
exploits in the book are based on the author's Vietnam War experiences as an ...

Author: Brian Bryans

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105384394

Category: Fighter pilots

Page: 274

View: 693

Categories: Fighter pilots