Pan Am Ferry Tales

A World War II Aviation Memoir

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About the Book

During World War II, an eccentric band of barnstormers, stunt flyers and commercial pilots joined military recruits to form the Pan American Air Ferries. These civilian pilots helped develop a strategically crucial and highly efficient system for shuttling aircraft to Allied forces around the world that contributed significantly to key campaigns throughout the war. W. Gordon Schmitt’s engaging, often amusing memoir recounts the close calls and indelible characters he encountered as navigator in the PAAF, from Brazil to Africa to the Middle East and beyond.

About the Author(s)

The late W. Gordon Schmitt served as a navigator for the Pan American Air Ferries and later the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

Peter Schmitt of Miami, Florida, is the author of six collections of poems.

Bibliographic Details

W. Gordon Schmitt
Edited by Peter Schmitt

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8682-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4646-6
Imprint: McFarland