High Fliers: Airmen Of Achievement In Wartime
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, Biographies & Memoirs, Best of 2018
Stay alive and succeed
There were two kinds of pilots involved in the action during the Second World War: those who took the lead, and the others who went along for the ride. The elite group of fighter and bomber pilots led the way in combat missions, racking up kills and destroying the enemy’s ability to fight.
One of the greatest of the high-achieving fighter pilots of WWII was Adolph “Sailor” Malan, the legendary ace who set the standard for Allied pilots. He developed what he called Ten of My Rules for Air Fighting, which included points like “Always turn and face the attack” and “Go in quickly—punch hard—Get out!”
High Fliers recounts the wartime careers of the pilots who used determination, intelligence, guts and skill to find victory in the air.
About the Author
Philip Kaplan was a book designer with Harper & Row and an art director with Playboy, Atlanta and Architectural Digest magazines. He has written, coauthored and designed 38 books, including Tank, Grey Wolves and With Wings As Eagles. Kaplan lives in Gloucestershire, England.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||May 23, 2018|