The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II
ISBN10: 0425232301 ISBN13: 9780425232309 Publisher: Berkley Caliber Published: Feb 2 2010 Pages: 348 Weight: 0.82lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
They were two of the greatest heroes of World War II. But only one could be top gun... Capturing the hearts of a beleaguered nation, the fighter pilots of World War II engaged in a kind of battle that became the stuff of legend-and those who survived showdowns earned the right to be called aces. But two men in particular rose to become something more. Richard "Dick" Bong was a bashful, pink-faced farm boy from the Midwest. Thomas "Tommy" McGuire was a wise-cracking, fast-talking kid from New Jersey. What they shared was an unparalleled gallantry under fire which earned them each the Medal of Honor. What they had between them was a closely watched rivalry to see who would emerge as the top-scoring American ace of the war. What they left behind is a legacy and a record of aerial victories that has yet to be surpassed anywhere in the world.