However, while the various appendices add to the analysis of many American pilots who reached "Ace" status, it is difficult to research individuals without a comprehensive index to pilot's names. Oleson has added a second volume to this series: In Their Own Words: True Stories of American Fighter Aces. Click here for a review.
If you have a book review to contribute to AirGroup4. Army as a Staff Sergeant and having careers in the automotive industry and working in law enforcement he has pursued his true passion of writing about military aviation And The American fighter aces. This remarkable new book will be his final tribute and will again pay homage to America's legendary and patriotic fighter aces and military test pilots.
Oleson lives in Arnold's Park Iowa and has been married for 40 years to Karen. Sons Patrick and Scott are gifted artists that once again helped with illustrations and book cover graphics of their own design.
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My uncle, Lt Col Cecil Foster, ret, contributed to this book, and I very much enjoyed reading his as well as the others entries. It had an interesting syle of gathering what seemed to be almost background thoughts from many of the contributors. I highly recommend this book for those interested in fleshing out a fuller picture of the thoughts of our fighter aces.
My father-in-law was a pilot and we thought that this would be a gift that he would enjoy over and over again.
One person found this helpful. Precious few of America's aces are still with us.
When the last ace "goes west," all their fascinating memories will be lost to history. Entries range from one page to several pages in length. Many are illustrated with photographs of that particular ace.
While many of the entries rehash combats, some describe training mis adventures, testing aircraft and so on. A number of entries in that book were mere snippets, sound bits from various aces. The entries in this book are more fulsome and informative.
Having met various aces over the years, it's sad to note their passing. See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.