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    Description* Action-packed memoir by an American pilot and squadron commander in the Korean War The Korean War, 1950-1953, was the first war in which jet aircraft played a central role. Once-formidable fighters such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, and Hawker Sea Fury, relinquished their air superiority roles to a new generation of faster, jet-powered fighters. For the initial months of the war, the P-80 Shooting Star, F9F Panther, and other jets under the UN flag dominated North Korea's prop-driven air force of Soviet Yakovlev Yak-9 and Lavochkin La-9s. The Chinese intervention in late October 1950 bolstered the Korean People's Air Force of North Korea with the MiG-15 Fagot, one of the world's most advanced jet fighters. The fast, heavily armed MiG out flew first-generation UN jets. The United States Air Force moved quickly to counter the MiG-15, with three squadrons of its most capable fighters. Lt. Gen. George G. Loving, USAF, also flew 151 combat missions in World War II, becoming a P-51 ace. He later served as commander of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force and the U.S. Fifth Air Force. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Air Medal with 24 Oak Leaf Clusters, and he is the author of Woodbine Red Leader. Here, he tells us exactly what it was like to fly the F-80 Shooting Star against MiGs and ground targets in exciting detail.


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    Title
    Bully Able Leader
    Subtitle
    A Fighter-bomber Pilot in the Korean War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Loving
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811710268
    ISBN 10: 0811710262
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG, 1FPK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027020
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    DC22: 951.904/248
    LC classification: DS921.6 .L784 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 951.904248092
    Illustrations note
    30 b/w photos
    Publisher
    Stackpole Books
    Imprint name
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date
    18 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Mechanicsburg
    Author Information
    Lt. Gen. George G. Loving, USAF (Ret.), also flew 151 combat missions in World War II, becoming a P-51 ace. He later served as commander of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force and the U.S. Fifth Air Force. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Air Medal with 24 Oak Leaf Clusters. His previous book is Woodbine Red Leader (978-0-89141-813-9).