Privately Printed, 2002. SOFTCOVER. James W. Patrick shares rare information about our American Heroes of Early Aviation. These pioneers set speed, altitude and distance records. Included are various racing events, balloon research to over 70,000 feet, reaching the South Pole, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific, and circling the globe. Read about well-known award winners of the Distinguished Flying Cross like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earheart, Wiley Post, Admiral Richard Byrd, Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers, and other pioneering airmen, including U.S Marine pilots who engaged in conflict in Nicaragua. Many noted Naval and Marine Corps leaders moved from early exploits to the WWII campaigns, especially the Pacific Theater. Significant names of World war II military leaders, including Generals Ira Eaker, Jimmy Doolittle and Eddie Rickenbacker are featured. 224 pages, well illustrated. MINT, New Old Stock. Item #10665
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