A Twin-Engine Pilot in Wwii
Robert F. HornbeckISBN: 1592867111;
Book DescriptionThis is a personal account of becoming an army pilot in World War II, serving until the end of the war, and returning for a second tour of duty as a weather officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force. I describe the process of going through aviation cadet classification, attending preflight school, primary, basic, and advanced flying school. I received my wings and commission in November 1943. I was a B25 instructor pilot in advanced flying school for a year, trained in the Douglas A20 Havocattack bomber, and flew low-level combat missions in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. Returning to active duty in August 1947, I attended meteorology school at New York University and served two years as a station weather officer at a reserve Air Force Base. I married and returned to civilian life to earn a degree in chemistry.
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