Bully Able Leader: The Story of a Fighter-bomber Pilot in the Korean War

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Stackpole Books, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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"Valuable insights of the flying environment that earmarked this first war of extensive use of jet combat aircraft." --Col. Joe McCue, USAF (Ret.), Air Power History

  • Action-packed memoir by an American pilot and squadron commander in the Korean War
  • What it was like to fly the F-80 Shooting Star against MiGs and ground targets
  • Author flew 112 combat missions in five major campaigns in 1950-51
  • "Bully Able Leader" was the author's radio call sign

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    User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

    Loving was a P-51 ace in WWII. Sent back to the US to train other pilots. He wrote another book about that experience and just brushes over it here. Here, he talks about post WWII Air Force and ... Read full review


    Shooting StarsFast and Deadly 73
    Epilogue 215
    Afterword 221
    Combat Missions in F51D Mustang 229
    Combat Missions in F80C Shooting Star 231
    Sources 235
    Acknowledgments 237
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    About the author (2011)

    Lt. Gen. George G. Loving, USAF (Ret.), also flew 151 combat missions in World War II, becoming a P-51 Mustang ace. He later served as commander of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force and the U.S. Fifth Air Force. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Air Medal with 24 Oak Leaf Clusters. His previous book is Woodbine Red Leader (978-0-89141-813-9). Loving lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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