The Resource Vanished hero : the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king, Jay A. Stout

Vanished hero : the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king, Jay A. Stout

Label
Vanished hero : the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king
Title
Vanished hero
Title remainder
the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king
Statement of responsibility
Jay A. Stout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A hell-bent for leather fighter pilot, Elwyn G. Righetti remains one of the most elusive, yet compelling, colorful and controversial characters of World War II. Arriving late in the war, he led the England-based 55th Fighter Group against the Nazis during the closing months of the fight with a no-holds-bared aggressiveness that transformed the group from a middling organization into a headline-grabbing team that had to make excuses to no one. ... Ultimately, [his] calculated recklessness ran full speed into the odds. His aircraft was hit while strafing an enemy airfield only four days before the 55th flew its last mission. ... [He] coaxed his crippled fighter through one more firing pass before making a successful crash landing. Immediately, he radioed his men that he was fine and asked that they reassure his family. Righetti was never heard from again."--Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stout, Jay A.
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.252 55th
LC item number
.S75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Righetti, Elwyn G
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • United States
Label
Vanished hero : the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king, Jay A. Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: (pages [273]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I'll See You When I Get Back"; "I Now Have Cancer"; "He Loved Flying More than Anything"; "My Flying Has Been Pretty Good Lately"; "I'd Rather Fly than Eat"; "I'm Really Enjoying This All"; "The Chance of a Skunk Picking on a Lion"; "I'm Going off to War Now, Mom"; "Have My Own Squadron Now"; "Everyone Looks So Well"; "We Try Not to Hit the Crew"; "Tonite This Lad is a Tired Guy"; "It All Happened Pretty Fast"; "Jerry Went Out of Control"; "Seems Like an Excellent Break for Me"; "I Hit the Deck"; "I'm Pretty Much Tired"; "Don't Be a Fool"; "One More Pass"; Your Little Daughter is Sure Getting Cuter"; "I Felt Bad"; Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 289 pages, [24] pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781612003955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1562345
  • (OCoLC)967840333
  • 1557397
  • (OCoLC)ocn967840333
  • 1557397
  • 1562345
  • 1562345
Label
Vanished hero : the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king, Jay A. Stout
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: (pages [273]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I'll See You When I Get Back"; "I Now Have Cancer"; "He Loved Flying More than Anything"; "My Flying Has Been Pretty Good Lately"; "I'd Rather Fly than Eat"; "I'm Really Enjoying This All"; "The Chance of a Skunk Picking on a Lion"; "I'm Going off to War Now, Mom"; "Have My Own Squadron Now"; "Everyone Looks So Well"; "We Try Not to Hit the Crew"; "Tonite This Lad is a Tired Guy"; "It All Happened Pretty Fast"; "Jerry Went Out of Control"; "Seems Like an Excellent Break for Me"; "I Hit the Deck"; "I'm Pretty Much Tired"; "Don't Be a Fool"; "One More Pass"; Your Little Daughter is Sure Getting Cuter"; "I Felt Bad"; Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 289 pages, [24] pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781612003955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1562345
  • (OCoLC)967840333
  • 1557397
  • (OCoLC)ocn967840333
  • 1557397
  • 1562345
  • 1562345

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