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The Resource Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II, Bill Yenne

Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II, Bill Yenne

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Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II
Title
Aces high
Title remainder
the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Bill Yenne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Capturing the hearts of a beleaguered nation, the fighter pilots of World War II engaged in a kind of battle that became the stuff of legend--and those who survived showdowns earned the right to be called aces. But two men in particular rose to become something more. They became icons of aerial combat, in a heroic rivalry that inspired a weary nation to fight on. Richard "Dick" Bong was the bashful, pink-faced farm boy from the Midwest. Thomas "Tommy" McGuire was the wise-cracking, fast-talking kid from New Jersey. What they shared was an unparalleled gallantry under fire which earned them each the Medal of Honor. What separated them was a closely watched rivalry to see who would emerge as the top-scoring American ace of the war. What they left behind is a legacy and a record of aerial victories that has yet to be surpassed anywhere in the world.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yenne, Bill
Dewey number
940.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.Y47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bong, Richard I
  • McGuire, Thomas B
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Medal of Honor
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Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II, Bill Yenne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-324) and index
Control code
15504909
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 348 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425219546
Lccn
2008047587
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1619719
Label
Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II, Bill Yenne
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-324) and index
Control code
15504909
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 348 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780425219546
Lccn
2008047587
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1619719

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