This is the story of an 18-year-old who was always fascinated with airplanes and wanted to learn to fly. He enlisted in the Army air Corps in 1942 and became a fighter pilot in Europe in 1944 and 1945. He flew 65 missions with the 368th Fighter Group primarily in support of the ground forces as they moved from Normandy through France and into Germany. It describes the challenges of learning to fly a military airplane both in training and in combat. It also reveals some details of the life in training and in combat that help mature young men for their future family life and careers.
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