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The Resource Check six! : a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific, James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr

Check six! : a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific, James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr

Label
Check six! : a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific
Title
Check six!
Title remainder
a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr
Title variation
Check 6!
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Check Six' is an aviation combat term, the opposite of 'Twelve O'clock High,' in that while the latter meant danger looming ahead, 'Check Six' meant 'look behind you,' as an enemy plane could be closing in on your tail. Never was this warning so valuable as during the Pacific War, which was waged largely by U.S. and Japanese aviators, the skillful fighter and bomber pilots on both sides deciding entire battles by themselves. On the American side there were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James 'Jug' Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which Japanese pilots nearly wrecked the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonder, and trained as an Army fighter pilot. He got his wish to fly the P-47 in the Pacific, going into combat in August 1943, in New Guinea, and later helping start the 'Black Rams' fighter squadron. The heavy U.S. Thunderbolts were at first curious to encounter the nimble, battle-hardened Japanese in aerial combat, but soon the American pilots gained skill of their own, and their planes proved superior. Bombers on both sides could fall to fighters, but the fighters themselves were eyeball to eyeball, best man win. ... This is also a tale of perseverance, as Jim Curran flew over 200 combat missions, and with the men of the 348th Fighter Group proved the Thunderbolt's great capability as they battled their way against a stubborn and deadly foe"--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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A9rumKJscbo
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1921-2012
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Curran, James C.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790.262 460th
LC item number
.C87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Popravak, Terrence G.
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  • Curran, James C
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Thunderbolt (Fighter plane)
  • Fighter pilots
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Thunderbolt (Fighter plane)
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
Label
Check six! : a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific, James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Getting to war. The war begins -- Pilot training -- The long journey to the Pacific -- part 2. War in the Pacific. Into the fight -- R&R in Australia -- Fighting westward -- Wakde -- With the Black Rams -- Leyte -- Into December -- Tanauan -- San Marcelino -- part 3. Pacific aftermath. Getting home -- Home from the war -- Flying again -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn914897707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781612002996
Lccn
2016304501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)914897707
Label
Check six! : a Thunderbolt pilot's war across the Pacific, James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Getting to war. The war begins -- Pilot training -- The long journey to the Pacific -- part 2. War in the Pacific. Into the fight -- R&R in Australia -- Fighting westward -- Wakde -- With the Black Rams -- Leyte -- Into December -- Tanauan -- San Marcelino -- part 3. Pacific aftermath. Getting home -- Home from the war -- Flying again -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn914897707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781612002996
Lccn
2016304501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)914897707

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