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I always wanted to be a fighter pilot

Wayne P. Morrow

I always wanted to be a fighter pilot

an in-depth look at World War II, Korea, and the Cold War thru the eyes of a bomber pilot

by Wayne P. Morrow

  • 100 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Crested Quail Publications in Grants Pass, Or .
Written in English

  • Ilwaco (Wash.),
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Saunders, Maurice Edward,
    • United States. Air Force -- Personal narratives,
    • Bomber pilots -- United States -- Personal narratives,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives,
    • Ilwaco (Wash.) -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 123).

      Statementby Wayne P. Morrow.
      GenrePersonal narratives.
      LC ClassificationsUG626.2.S283 M67 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination123 p. :
      Number of Pages123
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3434894M
      LC Control Number2005276709

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