Fighter pilot : the memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds
—Olds, Robin, 1922-2007.
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2010
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A biography of top fighter pilot and squadron commander Robin Olds--who arrived in Vietnam in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them.

Item Details
Subjects:
Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Olds, Robin, 1922-2007.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Other Authors:
Olds, Christina.
Rasimus, Ed.
ISBN:
9780312569518
9780312560232
0312569513
0312560230
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Description:
xiv, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Battle
My early years
Pilot training
Off to war
A Small event called D-Day
The Heat of many battles
Victories--at last!
Mustangs and mayhem
R&R, second tour, and home
Going home
Life in the fast lane
Exchange with the RAF 1948
F-86s at March Field, the Pitts, and Stewart
Landstuhl to Libya
Pentagon to Shaw
The Phantom and the war
Bolo
Rolling thunder
The Ending battle
The Painful way home
The Academy
IG and out
Final landing.
LCCN:
2009045740
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