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The Resource The hostile sky : a hellcat flier in World War II, James W. Vernon

The hostile sky : a hellcat flier in World War II, James W. Vernon

Label
The hostile sky : a hellcat flier in World War II
Title
The hostile sky
Title remainder
a hellcat flier in World War II
Statement of responsibility
James W. Vernon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program. By the end of the war he was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga against the Japanese mainland. This memoir provides a carrier pilot's view of the conflict in the Pacific during the final months of the war when atomic bombs were dropped and Japan capitulated."
  • "A member of VBF-87, Vernon gives a highly personal eyewitness account of life in a bomber-fighter squadron and the roller-coaster emotions involved in combat sorties over hostile sea and land. He describes his feeling about meeting the challenges of war and offers stirring memories of his love of flying and the camaraderie of his flying mates - both in the air and on liberty. Added to this entertaining narrative are details of the mobilization and training of carrier pilots as well as a discussion of the high incidence of noncombat fatalities and the air group's response to the kamikaze threat, information that contributes important dimensions to the overall story of the air war."
  • "Completely candid about his emotions regarding day and night landings and errors made in the cockpit, Vernon gives a vivid glimpse into the past at a time when teenagers matured rapidly as they faced the realities of war. His recollections will strike a cord of recognition with aviators everywhere and will inform and entertain those with an interest in World War II combat."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vernon, James W.
Dewey number
940.54/4973/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D811
LC item number
.V363 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fighter pilots
  • Hellcat (Fighter planes)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vernon, James W
Label
The hostile sky : a hellcat flier in World War II, James W. Vernon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Joining Air Group 87
  • Routine Training Flights
  • Shakedown Cruise aboard the USS Randolph
  • Voyage to Hawaii
  • Night Field Carrier Landing Practice
  • Into Combat aboard the USS Ticonderoga
  • North to Japan with Task Group 38.3
  • We Regret to Inform You
  • Typhoon Season
  • A Waste of Men in a War Already Won
  • Civilian Pilot Training
  • An Uncertain Future
  • On Leave after the War
  • Leaving the Peacetime Navy
  • Flying Endlessly in Piper Cubs
  • Preflight School
  • On the Brink of Washing Out
  • Flying Those Turkey Vultee Vibrators
  • The End of a Long Beginning
  • Dive-Bombing at Cecil Field
  • Carrier Qualification on Lake Michigan
Control code
49627632
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9781557508652
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002005546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The hostile sky : a hellcat flier in World War II, James W. Vernon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Joining Air Group 87
  • Routine Training Flights
  • Shakedown Cruise aboard the USS Randolph
  • Voyage to Hawaii
  • Night Field Carrier Landing Practice
  • Into Combat aboard the USS Ticonderoga
  • North to Japan with Task Group 38.3
  • We Regret to Inform You
  • Typhoon Season
  • A Waste of Men in a War Already Won
  • Civilian Pilot Training
  • An Uncertain Future
  • On Leave after the War
  • Leaving the Peacetime Navy
  • Flying Endlessly in Piper Cubs
  • Preflight School
  • On the Brink of Washing Out
  • Flying Those Turkey Vultee Vibrators
  • The End of a Long Beginning
  • Dive-Bombing at Cecil Field
  • Carrier Qualification on Lake Michigan
Control code
49627632
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9781557508652
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002005546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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