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Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann
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Jan 05, 10

Read in January, 2010

Okay, I’m a fiend for aviation literature.

Gann’s “Fate is the Hunter” is one of the most well-known books in aviation circles, chronicling events Gann was a witness to as he was a pilot in the first days of the airline business.

Gann flew for a couple different airlines in the 1930s and 40s, and later flew for the Army air service shuttling men and supplies across Newfoundland during WWII, and later across “the Hump”, the airlift from India to Burma to China over the Himalayas, also in WWII.

“Fate” describes numerous events throughout his career as an airline pilot where, in retrospect, the cold hand of death was very near his shoulder, and in other cases, took the lives of other pilots he’d known personally. Very gripping and well written non-fiction.

Classic.
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