War in Pacific Skies

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9780760339329: War in Pacific Skies

Covers the most famous air engagements in WWII's Pacific Theater of Operation in an exquisite and beautiful fusion of art and history. Paintings of acclaimed aviation artist Jack Fellows are supplemented by color maps, previously unpublished photographs, original artwork, and personal accounts. Climb in to the cockpit of some of America's most heralded war birds: the P-38 that carried Richard Bong to his 40 kills and fly along with Paul Tibitts in the "Enola Gay" as it makes its final approach on Hiroshima.

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From the Publisher:

· Full color, precision artwork by Jack Fellow depicting the action as it happened.
· Hardcover book with previously unpublished color and black and white photographs of the men and their aircraft.
· Color maps help describe the areas of action in the 70 million square miles of the Pacific.
· Authors Ann and Charlie Cooper previously collaborated on Tuskegee’s Heroes, Featuring the Art of Roy La Grone and How to Draw Aircraft like a Pro.

About the Author:

Ann Cooper has written nine books and hundreds of articles on aviation and aviation art. She is a pilot, flight instructor and an inductee of the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame.

Charlie Cooper is a retired Air Force major general and master navigator.

 

Jack Fellows is a widely recognized expert on aerial events of World War II. Fellows' paintings illustrate the stark contrast between the Pacific air war and the tranquil and peaceful Pacific Ocean.

 

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