Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea

Paperback | October 4, 2011

byDavid Sears

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In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little-known aspect of America’s stalemated war: Navy aviators. His research-inspired, bestselling novel became perhaps the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat.
 
Using Michener’s notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting true stories. The result, Such Men As These, brims with action-packed accounts of combat, from the icy, windswept decks of aircraft carriers to the treacherous skies over Korea, while providing unforgettable portraits of the pilots whose skill and sacrifice made epic history.

 

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In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little-known aspect of America’s stalemated war: Navy aviators. His research-inspired, bestselling novel became perhaps the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat. Using Michener’s notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting true st...

David Sears is a former United States Navy officer and the author of four previous books, including Pacific Air and At War with the Wind. He lives in New Jersey. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306820102

ISBN - 13:9780306820106

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Smithsonian Air & Space magazine, July 2011“A valuable study of the culture and conduct of the naval air war over North KoreaA fitting addition not only to the literature of the Korean War, but also to the literature emerging in this, the centennial year of U.S. naval aviation.”Collected Miscellany, 7/8/11“A great tribute to the U.S. Navy pilots who flew in the ‘Forgotten War.’”Michigan War Studies Review, 5/16/14“The author hasdone a service to both students and veterans of the Korean WarSears’s account poignantly proves that the pilots faced missions as perilous as those of any infantryman. The narrativeplaces readers in the cockpit, feeling the sensations and stress of aerial combatPresent-day military personnel will find in Such Men As These much that is instructive regarding wartime leadership and the resilience and courage of men fighting a war to which the American public paid little attention.”