Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

Book - 2010
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The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin Olds Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22-and an ace with 12 aerial victories.But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them. Proving he wasn't a WWII retread, he led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace.Olds (who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007) was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312560232
0312560230
Characteristics: xiv, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rasimus, Ed
Olds, Christina

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tigershark855
Jan 15, 2017

Great life story from a great man. Good to read the events of WW2 and Vietnam from Olds' own mouth.

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eighthafpierce
Dec 19, 2016

Great insights into the legendary ace of WWII and Vietnam F-4 pilot, Robin Olds. "A fighter pilot's, fighter pilot.. none better".

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ratotora
Mar 12, 2015

I really liked this story. I usually look for fighter pilot books, and I really enjoyed this one.

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