Full Color. This coming-of-age story follows the exploits of a WWII Navy seaplane pilot who flew in planes painted entirely black becoming one of the first to fly night missions. From boxes of journals, photos, and artwork comes a true story filled with colorful descriptions of exotic locations, sea rescues, and the humor that was intrinsic to a Navy squadron’s daily life while at war in the South Pacific.
His is a tale of seven buddies, all pilots who flew at night, slept and got into mischief by day, then repeated. Wartime was unpredictable, and whether landing on a tropical isle where the women he saw from the air turned out to be topless, or dropping wing tanks containing a strange new substance called “Napalm,” this was clearly a very different world than he had known as a college student in Indiana. Current Amazon bestseller
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2017 Gold medals: National Indie Excellence Awards, Reader’s Favorite Awards, IAN Book Awards. Double medalist: 2017 Next Generation Book Awards
Artwork and story have been featured in museums nationally including the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon and the National Museum of the Pacific War in Texas. Others pending. A documentary is in progress highlighting the Black Cat Squadron.
The author is a landscape designer living in the Oregon countryside. He continues to work on behalf of WWII veterans and their legacies.