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by Richard C. Kirkland
Smithsonian Institution Press  2001
Softcover
160 pages
photos, illustrations, maps
ISBN: 1560989785
Cover Price: $19.95
Language: English

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Tales of a War Pilot

This book is the biography of Richard C. Kirkland who flew the P-38 Lightning in the 49th Fighter Group in the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Chapter 3 "Escape from the Stone Age" details the saga of fellow pilot 2nd Lt Richard S. Strommen who bailed out of P-38G Lightning 42-12709 and later returned to duty.

Review by Justin Taylan

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January 27, 2018


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