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Republic of China Air Force Personnel - Charles Bond, Kwon KI-Ok, Tang Fei, Sergey Gritsevets, Arthur Chin, Louie Yim-Qun (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Republic of China Air Force Personnel - Charles Bond, Kwon KI-Ok, Tang Fei, Sergey Gritsevets, Arthur Chin, Louie Yim-Qun...

Republic of China Air Force Personnel - Charles Bond, Kwon KI-Ok, Tang Fei, Sergey Gritsevets, Arthur Chin, Louie Yim-Qun (Paperback)

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Chapters: Charles Bond, Kwon Ki-Ok, Tang Fei, Sergey Gritsevets, Arthur Chin, Louie Yim-Qun. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Charles Rankin Bond, Jr. (April 22, 1915 August 18, 2009) was an American pilot and U.S. Air Force officer. He served with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China during World War II. He was shot down twice and was credited with shooting down nine-and-a-half Japanese planes. He later served in the Soviet Union as an aide and personal pilot to Averill Harriman. He rose to the level of Brigadier General and, during the Vietnam War, he was the deputy commanding officer of the 2nd Air Division in Vietnam and the 13th Air Force in the Philippines. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1968 as the commander of the Twelfth Air Force. In 1984, Bond's diary of his service with the Flying Tigers was published and became a best-seller. Bond was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Charles R. Bond, Sr., and Magnolia Turner Bond. His father operated a small business painting and hanging wall paper. Bond was an honor student in high school and a participant in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He joined the Texas National Guard while he was a junior in high school. Bond's family could not afford to send him to college. In 1935, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and enrolled in a West Point preparatory program hoping to be selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy. When he did not secure a spot in West Point, he returned home and worked for his father in the painting business. In 1938, Bond learned of a program through which high school graduates could take an examination in lieu of college for acceptance as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He passed the exam and reported to Randolph Field for pilot training. Bond completed the pr...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2428593

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-96052-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-96052-5
Barcode: 9781156960523

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