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    Posted: 14 October 2020 at 12:27

Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky

By:  John R Bruning(Author)

 

In 1942, America's deadliest fighter pilot, or "ace of aces" -- the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker -- offered a bottle of whiskey to the first U.S. fighter pilot in WW-2 to break his record of twenty-six enemy planes shot down.   This started the  air race in the South Pacific theater.

Great read if you like War-Birds.  The Lightning and other planes are described along with the guys flying them.  A good (long) read for plane buffs.  We all know that dick  Bong, was that ace; but how he got there and who he was is an interesting story.

I visited the dick Bong history center last year, and this book certainly added to the experienced. https://bongcenter.org/. ; the center is close to IBD's headquarters, so I want to go back, maybe get some Jameisons??????

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Bong memorial site is about 35 miles from our house in Superior,WI. I first read about Richard Ira Bong in HS. His Lightning aircraft is displayed there.
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