. . . the Air Corps equivalent of Mr. Roberts, in the setting of Tales of the South Pacific. But this is non-fiction -- one man's war, and far more representative of the 193,440 pilots than the few thousand who battled Messerschmitts and Zeros . . . Pilots will be engrossed; nonpilots fascinated. -- Houston Post, September 27, 1981
From the Author
The book was and is intended as the first of a series on the career of one military officer trained and employed as a pilot, first in World War II and subsequently in the quarter century of what many came to call the "Cold War" with those trying to bring into reality the doctrine stated in Karl Marx's 1848 Communist Manifesto that "Communists can only attain their ends by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions."
The objective is to provide greater opportunity for better understanding, on the part of those who elect our national leaders, of the need for all American citizens to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution -- to include the bearing of arms in its defense when called upon to do so according to its provisions -- to secure those blessings of liberty which it provides to ourselves and our posterity.