Guadalcanal Air War, The: Col. Jefferson DeBlanc's Story
Guadalcanal Air War, The: Col. Jefferson DeBlanc's Story
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Title: Guadalcanal Air War, The: Col. Jefferson DeBlanc's Story
ISBN10: 1589805879
ISBN13: 978-1589805873
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 216 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing; First Edition edition (April 15, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1251 kb
Size epub: 1638 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
Votes: 543
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Jefferson DeBlanc first saw action at Guadalcanal in the Pacific offensive. He had enlisted in a Marine Corps VMF-112 unit and became a Wildcat Pilot. Aided by a partner, he shot down two Betty bombers his first day. His second day he was promoted to second in command and shot down two fighter planes. He was soon leading his own squadron. Despite his success in the skies, he learned the value of his own life when his plane went down and he was rescued by coast watchers. His price? One sack of rice.