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I won this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed reading a novel about this aspect of the war in the Pacific during WWII. I want to thank the author for writing this novel and bringing to light some of the things that the pilots endured while shuttling supplies for the war efforts.
This is a fictional first person account of an army transport pilot in the south Asian theater during world war II. Roger Caron is a mid-thirties flight officer who joined the service voluntarily after Pearl Harbor. He gets assigned to a cargo service in Burma that is tasked with ferrying supplies over the Himalayas into western China in support of the nationalist Chinese efforts against the occupying Japanese forces. The conditions on the ground are primitive but the flying conditions over the ...more
I won a signed copy of Flying Blind and a bookmark from author Kenneth L. Christian Jr. in a Goodreads giveaway. Flying Blind is a WWII historical fiction about a pilot in the CBI operation to supply Nationalist Chinese allies through airlifts over the Himalayan mountains. It is well told and keeps with historical accuracy without losing its current appeal. This story has plenty of adventure and emotion to keep interesting. The book also includes an informative section on the various plans used ...more
I wish I could have given this story a higher rating, as it’s about brave men, skilled men. I salute them, and thank them, for risking their lives each time they headed out with another load of cargo. The book informed me of a part of WWII that I had not heard much about before, the transportation of supplies between India, Burma, and China, in order to make sure that Chinese forces had sufficient provisions and materials to continue to keep the Japanese at bay. Flying regularly over the high, ...more