Check Six!: A Thunderbolt Pilot's War Across the Pacific

Check Six A Thunderbolt Pilot s War Across the Pacific There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II unlike in Europe you flew until it was time to go home So it was for James Jug Curran all the way from New Guinea to the P

  • Title: Check Six!: A Thunderbolt Pilot's War Across the Pacific
  • Author: Jim Curran Terrence Popravak Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home So it was for James Jug Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P 47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonThere were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home So it was for James Jug Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P 47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonder, and trained as an Army fighter pilot He got his wish to fly the P 47 in the Pacific, going into combat in August 1943, in New Guinea, and later helping start the Black Rams fighter squadron The heavy U.S Thunderbolts were at first curious to encounter the nimble, battle hardened Japanese in aerial combat, but soon the American pilots gained skill of their own and their planes proved superior Bombers on both sides could fall to fighters, but the fighters themselves were eyeball to eyeball, best man win Check Six is an aviation chronicle that brings the reader into flight, then into the fight, throughout the Pacific War and back This work, from someone who was there, captures the combat experience of our aviators in the Pacific, aided by pertinent excerpts from the official histories of units that Jug Curran flew with It is a tale of perseverance, as Curran flew over 200 combat missions, and with the men of the 348th Fighter Group proved the Thunderbolt s great capability as they battled their way against a stubborn and deadly foe This work increases the body of knowledge on the critical role of aviation in the Pacific War, as U.S fighter pilots took the lead in our counteroffensive against the short lived island Empire.

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    1. I’m still not sure about this story. It’s a conglomeration of Mr. Curran’s memoirs, the factual history of the 460thFS and a mass of end notes. Perhaps it’s the way the book was structured that threw me off. There were times I wasn’t sure if what I was reading was from Curran’s own recollections or a narrative by the author. While this story is packed with excellent information and photos, it read more like a documentary than a memoir.Don’t get me wrong, Curran was a true patriot w [...]

    2. Great insight into the inner workings of a squadron engaged in combat. More of a diary. If you are looking for a story, this book is probably a little too much 'inside baseball' details.

    3. Great ReadThis, like so any stories to come out of WW II seems almost unbelievable in today's modern world, but what these men fought and died for was something that it would seem is forgotten in today's modern world. The sacrifices that these men made can NEVER be repaid. So many rest beneath a marker on foreign soiled hat to many doesn't even register on many in today's world.

    4. Not a bad read at all. Curran's story is an entertaining one and mostly follows him through his tour in the Pacific. We get glimpses into the life of Curran and his unit, a little background on what was going on during the war, and some commentary on the side. The footnotes definitely add a lot to the book so try not to skip them!

    5. Great remembrance of a difficult timeGreat story and super follow up data from the coauthor. So many do not tell their personal stories of the war and we need these more than just stats of battle to get the real view of the war.

    6. BoringNot very exciting. Felt like I was reading a text book could not finish skimmed through to the end. Was familiar with the had 2 brothers and brother in law in WW 2 army navy and Air Force. I was to young.

    7. Well written and informative.This was good coverage of AAF fighter missions and accomplishments in the war against Imperial Japan. I enjoyed it very much.

    8. Fascinating storyReally enjoyed the book. As a pilot in Vietnam I really enjoyed how their story unfolded compared to what we experienced.

    9. Great BookWell written book by a P-47 pilot who flew in the Pacific Theater. A must read for anyone interested in this theater or the air war in general.

    10. Very good read. Takes you to the exhaustive grit of performing your duty. I can still smell the fumes, taste the air, and feel the need to perform the mission.

    11. A story of James Curran and the men that he flew with in a squadron of P-47 Thunder Bolts. The story begins with him volunteering in Chicago, and then going through a series of tests along with other men. Then 66 of them were sent to Oklahoma for training. They then went to Texas, and Florida. A group of them were sent to California and from there he sent to New Guinea to begin flying with squadron 348th. Other units already there flying made fun of them for the look of their planes, but after t [...]

    12. I always associated the P-40, P-38 and the P-51 with the USAAF in the Pacific in WWII - I didn't realize that P-47s were very active with the 5th Air Force as part of MacArthur's campaigns in the SW Pacific and the Philippines. Curran offers some insights into being a fighter pilot in the SW Pacific during WWII, and life of a service man in general - R&R time in Australia, the transition home following the war.

    13. Excellent ww2 adventure of the air war in the pacificGood story and it is non fiction Solid technical details.A true story of the greatest generation and the sacrifices made during war time in combat. Held my interest throughout

    14. This isa good book that tells of a pilots view of training, boredom, combat, and friends. If you like memoir books, this is a good one.

    15. One man's sacrificeWell written and researched with clear easy to follow details, on many battles and air bases never heard or read about before.

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