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by Richard C. Kirkland
Smithsonian Institution Press 2001
photos, illustrations, maps
Cover Price: $19.95
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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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