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Riassunto: A true personal account of aerial combat, capture, torture, escape, survival and return to freedom.
L'autore: John Houston Oliphint is a Command Fighter Pilot with over 6,000 hours of flying in propeller and jet fighters, helicopters, seaplanes as well as two, four and ten-engine aircraft. He flew combat and was an active covert agent in WWII, Korea, the Cold War and Vietnam. He holds 43 decorations and awards, including the Silver Star, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, Air Medals, Bronze Star, Purple Hearts, and many more. He was a Prisoner of War who escaped the Gestapo in World War II and from the Chinese in Korea. Most of his exciting worldwide 28 year military career was in intelligence activities as a covert agent; a communications intelligence officer; an interrogator of Prisoners of War, evaders and escapees; a public relations staff officer and a troubleshooter. He helped establish training programs and was devoted to worldwide covert recovery of downed aircrew members in enemy territory. He helped write and establish Air Forces' Survival Escape and Evasion programs and wrote part of the US Armed Forces Code of Conduct. In between wars, he served as a staff officer in several major commands, one as the Director of Information for worldwide operations.
On Dec. 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor, he joined the Army Air Corps as a private and became a combat fighter pilot flying P-47 and P-51 fighters, each named "Mad Rebel" by his ground crew. He celebrated his 20th birthday by destroying the first German plane claimed by his unit.
After tangling with a couple of senior officers during covert agent operations while recovering downed crews over the years, he retired from the Air Force in 1968 as a Major. Establishing and managing his own successful construction company for 10 years, he retired again in 1980 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is now extensively involved in church, political, military and social activities, and has a passion for hunting and fishing.
Titolo: Mad Rebel. A Youth at War
Casa editrice: Oliphint Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. 1st full ed. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94452183
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2749943854
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2749908011
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Some pages have writing, notes or highlighting. Cover and/or pages are damaged. We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Codice libro della libreria 1EY85D00BFZK
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0966929403
Descrizione libro Self-Published, Colorado Springs, CO, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. B/W Photos & Illustrations (illustratore). First Edition. Size=6.5"x9.5". (full book description) Self-Published, Colorado Springs, CO, 1998. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=6.5"x9.5", 478 pages. B/W Photos & Illustrations. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0966929403 SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Codice libro della libreria CONROY188570I
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 966929403
Descrizione libro J.H. Oliphint, 1998. 478p. inscribed by author: "to all who read these words, freedom is not free." also inscribed by owner "to my favorite flight instructor, Brenda". A nice book in unread condition. Codice libro della libreria 018096
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020966929403
Descrizione libro Oliphint Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010966929403