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On Celestial Wings

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On Celestial Wings
The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials. Twenty-five personal stories and a series of photographs paint the stories of these men as they fought—combining the ancient art of navigating by the stars with the equipment on their B-17s, became prisoners of war, lived through the Bataan Death March, escaped from Japanese captors, survived primitive conditions in the Philippines, died for their country, or later served the US as navigators on the aircraft of presidents and dignitaries. [Ed Whitcomb / 1995 / 227 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-003-5 / AU Press Code: B-4]
Photo By: ARMSTRONG, DANIEL M USAF AETC LEMAY CENTER/AUP
VIRIN: 180412-F-RM167-001

The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials. Twenty-five personal stories and a series of photographs paint the stories of these men as they fought—combining the ancient art of navigating by the stars with the equipment on their B-17s, became prisoners of war, lived through the Bataan Death March, escaped from Japanese captors, survived primitive conditions in the Philippines, died for their country, or later served the US as navigators on the aircraft of presidents and dignitaries. [Ed Whitcomb / 1995 / 227 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-003-5 / AU Press Code: B-4]

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