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Nanette ; Her Pilot's Love Story

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 186 pages
Published 1989 by Smithsonian Books (DC) (first published 1977)
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Tom Haynes
WW2 in New Guinea just north of Australia. Nanette is the authors P39 fighter plane.

The introduction: "Practically everything in this book actually happened, so it's not really a novel... It's an exaggeration. Not exaggerated, however, is the bigotry of the 1940's, here expressed. The people of Gopher Squadron were racists and sexists. We felt some small guilt about the former, but not about the latter because we had never heard the word. To us, it was perfectly natural to think of woman as, amo
Nathan Trachta
I decided to re-read this book, I was missing my saucy strumpet and need to re-infuse myself with Mr. Parks descriptions of his time in New Guinea and flying Nanette. I wrote a review of this book awhile back (it's below) and can honestly say that though years have past, the book is still one of the best I've read. Now for my original review:

For awhile I've had a fascination for the air war over New Guinea during WWII. To help me with this, I was visiting the website PACIFICWRECKS.COM looking fo
Greg D
I loved this book and the era (from previous reviews). The P-39 was a pain in the *** to fly according to most accounts I've read and this guy had his share of issues with the plane. Great writing and nice finish to the book (happy ending).
A pilot's love-hate relationship with a fighter plane, at a time when the aircraft available were somewhat less than adequate with which to engage the enemy.
This was a lot of fun to read. An odd story about a plane with an apparent personality, of a type that was not loved by most of its pilots.
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