The dramatic life story of one of the legendary USAAF fighter pilots of World War II who fought across the skies over the Mediterranean and southern Europe in the great aerial campaigns against the Luftwaffe Herschel H. Herky Green. By the time Colonel Green was grounded by orders of higher headquarters, he was the leading ace of the 15th Air Force with eighteen aerial victories.
The dramatic life story of one of the legendary USAAF fighter pilots of World War II who fought across the skies over the Mediterranean and southern Europe in the great aerial campaigns against the Luftwaffe - Herschel H. "Herky" Green.
Author: Herschel H. Green
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.
Green, Herschel H. Herky! The Memoirs of a Checkertail Ace. Atglen, PA: Schiffer
, 2000. 192 pp. (he. 0764300733). Grade level: 7-12. This is the story of young
boys growing up in America in the 1930s and serving as the soldiers and pilots in
Author: Patricia Hachten Wee
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
His exploits are detailed in his 1996 memoir , Herky ! The Memoirs of a
Checkertail Ace . He retired from the Air Force in 1964 , after which he worked for
Hughes Aircraft . ing 07 UP HERE , OBSOLESCENCE IS NOT AN OPTION.
Daniel Boone is celebrated as a Kentucky frontiersman, but what about his service in the French and Indian War? Custer's Last Stand in the Great Sioux War is legendary, but few remember Custer's "next-to-last-stand" in Elizabethtown, where he was sent to suppress the Ku Klux Klan and hunt down moonshiners just before heading to the Montana Territory and into history. Join Kentucky historian Berry Craig as he unearths the forgotten heroics of Kentucky soldiers, beginning with the French and Indian War and ending with World War II. Featuring tales of warriors from a diverse range of backgrounds, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers honors generations of Kentuckians who put their lives on the line for their country.
He was the top U.S. ace in the Mediterranean Theater, when he was promoted to
15th Army Air Force headquarters in 1944 and had to stop flying. ... it afire, and
then switched to another, followed by a fourth, all with the same fatal results,” he
wrote in his illustrated autobiography, Herky! The Memoirs of a Checkertail Ace.
Author: Berry Craig
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Nearly 100 illustrious fi ghter aces and test pilots have granted personal glimpses from their military careers to help create this tribute to Americas patriotic and heroic fliers. IN THEIR OWN WORDS - THE FINAL CHAPTER - TRUE STORIES FROM AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES illuminates what it took to fl y and survive in hostile enemy skies and to test our new and unforgiving fighter aircraft. When I f irst began compiling information, interviewing and corresponding with our legendary fighter pilots, there were about 600 of the original 1,473 fighter aces still with us. It is now 2011 and only 10% of our American fi ghter aces are still living. I, and other military aviation enthusiasts are indeed fortunate that this book will again honor and tell the fi rst person accounts of nearly 50% of these remarkable remaining fi ghter pilots. Th e goal of this book is to write the fi nal chapter to this stunning legacy. A great deal of our nations rich military heritage is about to become extinct. In a very few years all our ace fi ghter pilots will be gone. Th e fact that our country is still free and speaking English instead of Japanese or German bears witness to their extraordinary deeds and courage.
Col HERSCHEL H. GREEN (USAF) 1920-2006 317 FS / 325 FG (P-40,P- 47,P-
51) 18 Victories (Distinguished Service Cross/Silver Star/2 DFCs/26 Air Medals)
Green, Herschel H. Herky! The Memoirs of a Checkertail Ace. Atglen: Schiffer ...
Author: James A. Oleson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
November 1943—May 1945—The U.S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler’s vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich’s southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force in England, the Fifteenth Air Force engaged in high-risk missions spanning most of the European continent. The story of the Fifteenth Air Force deserves a prideful place in the annals of American gallantry. In his new book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, Tillman brings into focus a seldom-seen multinational cast of characters, including pilots from Axis nations Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria and many more remarkable individuals. They were the first generation of fliers—few of them professionals—to conduct a strategic bombing campaign against a major industrial nation. They suffered steady attrition and occasionally spectacular losses. In so doing, they contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history. Forgotten Fifteenth is the first-ever detailed account of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II and the brave men that the history books have abandoned until now. Tillman proves this book is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans, and current servicemen.
Goebel, Robert J. Mustang Ace: Memoirs of a P-51 Fighter Pilot. Pacifica: Pacifica
Military History, 2010. Green, Herschel. Herky! Memoirs of a Checkertail Ace.
Atglen: Schiffer, 1996. Hadley, Paul. “Grottaglie and Home”: A History of the
Author: Barrett Tillman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An extraordinarily detailed reference book, The World At War: 1939-1945 offers the reader an in-depth guide to the greatest conflict of the 20th Century. Meticulously researched with over 1,200 identifications and a bibliography of over 4,000 sources, the book examines the people, places, and events that changed our world forever. William Scott spent three years carefully researching and compiling the information for this book. He worked exclusively from military archives and university libraries to produce this one of a kind World War II reference book. Including an easy to follow chronology of events, a list of military and naval abbreviations, and an organizational chart of U.S. Army units, The World At War: 1939-1945 is a must for military historians, academics, history buffs, and veterans.
Green , Herschel ( 1920- ) US Army Air Corps major ; fighter ace ; nicknamed , "
Herky " ; recorded 18 combat victories ; author of Herky ! : The Memoirs Of A
Checkertail Ace ( 1996 ) . Grenade Code name for the US assault on the Rhine ,
Author: William E. Scott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Adolf Galland began World War II in Poland, as a lieutenant and squadron commander, flying obsolescent biplanes. He ended the war as a Lieutenant General - and was again a squadron commander - this time flying Me 262 jet fighters. In all of aviation history there is no comparable rise and fall by a fighter pilot. The most famous German ace and fighter leader of his generation, Galland's story is simultaneously that of the Luftwaffe Fighter Arm, in which he served from foundation to finish. Fighter General recounts the career of an outstanding combat leader torn from the fighter cockpit to defend his country - and sometimes his own pilots - in the bizarre bureaucracy of the Luftwaffe High Command. Galland's battles against the Allied air forces, both as a general and in individual combat, hold no less drama than his head-on battles with Goering and Hitler. Galland's triumphs and tragedies, his friends and his flames, his humor and heartaches pulse anew in Fighter General. Here in this official biography is real-life adventure to shame the wildest fiction.
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Author: Raymond F. Toliver
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
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Category: American literature
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Category: Baseball players
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This striking and innovative collection of jazz covers presents the designs that defined a sound. Containing record covers from the 1940s through to the early 1990s, each reproduction is accompanied with essential background information. Spanning photographic and illustrative works, these album artworks are a marriage of music and design and a...
This striking and innovative collection of jazz covers presents the designs that defined a sound.
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