Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II
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Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II

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Here, one of America’s most popular military historians re-creates, using their own moving and powerful voices, the true stories of the U.S. Marine pilots who flew the Allies to victory in World War II. These riveting accounts recreate conflicts ranging from the Marines’ gallant defense of Wake Island, where Captain Henry “Baron” Elrod destroyed two enemy planes before joi...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Presidio Press
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Fredrick Danysh
A history of United States Marine Corps aviation from the Wright brothers through World War II. It discusses many early Marine aviators as well as developments by the Marine Corps. The majority of the book is devoted to World War II. It is easy to read.
Brad Nerkowski
Semper Fi in the Sky

Semper Fi in the Sky is a non-fiction book published by Gerald Astor in 2005 in New York City. Gerald Astor is an acclaimed war historian who uses vivid accounts from veterans of the war.
In this book it covers the formation of the air corps division of the marines. Coming after the army and navy air corps the marines in the air corps often flew outdated planes handed down from the later two and also the air force. Of all the outdated air craft they flew the most dreaded was...more
Bill
A really good history of Marine Aviation and shows what true Heros are made of.
Art
A collection of USMC pilot accounts from across the Pacific war. It's a good book, written in oral history style with a caption or two wrong (but I'm not even sure how important overall or who does the captions for that matter)Good USMC Pacific war air war over view.
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Gerald Morton Astor, a native of New Haven, grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y. After his Army service in the Second World War, he received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton. He was the picture editor of Sports Illustrated in its early years and worked as an editor for Sport magazine, Look, The Saturday Evening Post and Time.

Besides his accounts of the Battle of the Bulge and the air war in Europe, Mr....more
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