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To fly and fight : memoirs of a triple ace / Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, with Joseph P. Hamelin ; foreword by Chuck Yeager.

By: Anderson, Clarence E, 1922-.
Contributor(s): Steger, William M [collector.] | Hamelin, Joseph P.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0312051719 :; 9780312051716.Subject(s): Anderson, Clarence E., 1922- | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography | United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography
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UASC Steger Collection University of Texas At Tyler
University Archives & Special Collections
D790 .A796 1990 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000001929108

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-302).

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Anderson, a California farm boy who loved hot cars and airplanes, earned his wings in the Army Air Corps in September 1942 and flew P-39s. Sent to Europe in 1944, his squadron traded in their P-39s for P-51 Mustangs. Anderson flew 116 missions with the Mustang and shot down 17 enemy planes without receiving a single hit to his own plane. He also served in the Korean War and Vietnam, and as a test pilot. In the course of his 30-year career in the Air Force he was decorated 25 times. Hamelin, a sportswriter, does a highly credible job of telling Anderson's story. He skillfully interweaves anecdotes by men who flew with Anderson, such as fellow World War II section leader Chuck Yeager. Anderson's accounts of some of the projects he flew as a test pilot, as well as his candid remarks on the early space and high altitude programs give the reader an insider's view. An exceptional account of an exceptional man. Highly recommended. Photos not seen.-- George F. Scheck, Naval Underwater System Ctr. Lib., Newport, R.I. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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