David McCampbell

Top Ace of U.S. Naval Aviation in World War II

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About the Book

This book explores the life and career of David McCampbell, the leader of the most successful naval air group in combat in WWII. An unequalled naval aviator, McCampbell shot down a total of 34 Japanese aircraft across numerous battles. Eventually awarded the Medal of Honor, he first served in the Atlantic as a carrier Landing Safety Officer, then as an air group leader in the Pacific theater. The author details McCampbell’s 31-year career, revealing an incredible diversity of leadership roles and service assignments. McCampbell commanded ships, training centers, aircraft squadrons and held a variety of Navy and Defense Department senior staff positions.

About the Author(s)

David Lee Russell is a retired Naval Air Intelligence Officer, and former IT director. He is also the author of three history books on the American Revolution, a book on the history of Eastern Airlines, and two intelligence thriller books. He lives in Canton, Georgia

Bibliographic Details

David Lee Russell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7779-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3607-8
Imprint: McFarland