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Ace! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II

Ace A Marine Night Fighter Pilot in World War II ACE A Marine Night Fighter Pilot in World War IIby Colonel R Bruce Porter with Eric Hammel My first time at the controls of the N N was a nightmare of jerky uncoordinated movements over corrections

  • Title: Ace! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II
  • Author: R. Bruce Porter Eric Hammel
  • ISBN: 9780935553017
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ACE A Marine Night Fighter Pilot in World War IIby Colonel R Bruce Porter with Eric Hammel My first time at the controls of the N3N was a nightmare of jerky, uncoordinated movements, over corrections, needless exertions, and red faced certainty that I did not, in fact, have the right stuff The instructor calmly got me and himself out of trouble and never uttered a soundACE A Marine Night Fighter Pilot in World War IIby Colonel R Bruce Porter with Eric Hammel My first time at the controls of the N3N was a nightmare of jerky, uncoordinated movements, over corrections, needless exertions, and red faced certainty that I did not, in fact, have the right stuff The instructor calmly got me and himself out of trouble and never uttered a sound of dismay Until we were safely on the ground Then he looked at me a wet rag, sweating fear and embarrassment into my bulky flight suit and said just the thing to make my day Porter, you will never solo You are the dumbest cadet I have ever laid eyes on Ace is Bruce Porter s life as a Marine combat fighter pilot from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America s forwardmost defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons Follow Bruce Porter through his exacting night fighter training and fly with him on his rare double kill night mission over Okinawa in 1945.Colonel Robert Bruce Porter, USMCR Ret reported for his Last Flight on April 20, 2009 From flight training, Bruce Porter s aeronautical skills as a Marine day and night fighter pilot defined the term fighter ace Bruce s book reflects the keen, analytical mind of a fighter pilot s technical skills projected into combat This book is a must for anyone interested in combat aviation history Col Jeff De Blanc, Marine Medal of Honor recipient In his book , Bruce relives the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs of training, on to his victories in the Corsair in the Solomons, and then on to attain ace status with a flourish at Okinawa Read and enjoy a fabulous Marine aviation combat story BriGen Joe Foss, Marine Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Porter s book is great It shows the many details and answers many questions about operating from an aircraft carrier It explains why, even without enemy action, steady operations under poor conditions will cost us pilots and aircraft I highly recommend Ace BriGen Bob Galer, Marine Medal of Honor recipient You have to read this excellent book It will keep you glued to the pages as you sit in the cockpit with Bruce It is very well written and personal Col Jim Swett, Marine Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Porter s book, Ace , tells of our flying Wildcats together before Pearl Harbor, about his Corsair victories in the Solomon Islands, and his splendid night flying from Okinawa I highly recommend Ace LtCol Ken Walsh, Marine Medal of Honor recipient

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    1 thought on “Ace! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II

    1. A well written memoir by a Marine pilot. It was written long enough later that his is pretty honest about some things he might have felt he needed to hold back had he written right after the war. Survivors guilt and some of the wild partying that was common. A humorous story from this book: It was during the so called slack period (on Banika island in the Solomons) that Captain Bob Baker and I managed to swipe a box of two ounce medicinal purpose brandy from the group sick bay. We were feeling n [...]

    2. This is basically Bruce Porter's story of his WWII experience as a Marine fighter pilot. The title is bit of a stretch as Mr. Porter did not become a night fighter until the last year of the war and saw his only night action over Okinawa. This takes nothing away from a very good account of a Marine pilot during all of WWII. Mr. Porter did not see much combat action but made the most of his encounters to become a fighter ace. As an avid WWII reader, I thought Mr. Porter gave a unique insight into [...]

    3. Here is the story of Bruce Porter’s experiences during World War II and in his obtaining the coveted title of Ace. In this entertaining book you get a glimpse of how it feels to be at deployments to combat areas and non active combat areas. You feel the frustration when Bruce Porter’s station is bypassed and younger pilots get to go on and fight when he is stuck holding the line in an inactive sector.-Dan H.-

    4. Better than most self-published books. Straight-forward story of a young man become an ace Marine pilot.

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