First Blue: The Story of World War II Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels
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First Blue: The Story of World War II Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels

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The Remarkable Story of a True Hero of American Aviation

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels are the most famous flight demonstration team in the world. While millions of aviation enthusiasts see their shows every year, the story of the man who formed the squadron has never been told. He is Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, a World War II Ace and one of only two aviators ever to command th...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published June 26th 1905)
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Dustin Gaughran
This was the last one of Robert Wilcox's aviation books for me to read. I started with 'Black Aces High', and since then, have read all of his aviation books. And they're all winners. I honestly had no idea who Butch Voris was prior to reading the book. I just assumed, after reading the other books, that he was obviously worth reading about. And he was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Especially the first half, which chronicles what being a fighter pilot in the Pacific was really like. But I als...more
A good biography of an interesting life story is never dull, it wipes out fiction in pace and adventure, while adding the bonus that it is as true to memory and is 99% fact. This is one such biography, readable by general audience. Filled with plane crashes, dogfights, airshow mishaps, near misses, lost friends, and amazing feats of survival. Some wartime WWII combat as Mr. Voris was a Squadron leader from carrier USS Enterprise and saw more than his share of combat during some of the worst year...more
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Robert K. Wilcox is a bestselling author, screenwriter, novelist and journalist. He specializes in mysteries and military history. He began his career as religion editor of the Miami News, winning the Supple Memorial Award as the best religion writer in the nation. He and went on to write for the New York Times and other major newspapers and magazines before becoming a television writer and story...more
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