Jungle Ace: Col. Gerald R. Johnson, the USAAF's Top Fighter Leader of the Pacific War

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Potomac Books, Incorporated, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
Flying the powerful P-38 and possessing extraordinary shooting skill, Jerry Johnson shot down 24 aircraft in 265 combat missions. At the age of 24, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific. With Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire, he formed an early triumvirate of 5th Air Force aces. A fellow pilot later called him "the Luke Skywalker of my generation." Jungle Ace tells the story of a unique air warrior, one who was both a dare-devil fighter ace and a highly effective combat leader. Book jacket.

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About the author (2003)

John R. Bruning is the author or collaborating author of sixteen non-fiction books including the Outlaw Platoon, House to House, Shadow of the Sword, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq, and Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U. S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan.

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