"scrapbook" includes 1,000 photos, maps and illustrations that bring
the War in the Pacific to life through a young pilots eyes.
What was it
To solo ten
hours after your first airplane ride?
To be given
control of the most complex aircraft in the world?
To fly 12-hour
missions often at night, always over water, to find a target one-mile square?
clouds of flak bursting around you, putting out the sun?
To wonder if
that glint on the horizon is a squadron of Zeroes headed your way?
your friends, take off and wonder if you'll see them again?
To be a hero
and not know it?