Scrappy : Memoir of a U.S. Fighter Pilot in Korea and Vietnam
From World War II to Vietnam, this memoir tells the story of fighter pilot, Howard C 'Scrappy' Johnson. Beginning with his early years in Knoxville, Tennessee, it follows Johnson through his student career at the University of Louisville and his eventual enlistment as an Air Force cadet at the onset of World War II. Following World War II, Johnson served a tour of duty in the skies over Korea and eventually ended up as director of operations for the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing in Vietnam where he was instrumental in founding The Red River Valley Fighter Pilots, a group dedicated to the remembrance of fallen and captured airmen. Written with panache, this work records the bigger-than-life adventures of one of America's finest pilot.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
- 16 Nov 2007
- McFarland & Co Inc
- Jefferson, NC, United States
- 24 photographs, index
About Howard C. Johnson
Colonel Howard C. "Scrappy" Johnson is a retired command pilot who has flown over 7,000 hours in fifteen fighter planes. He is an inductee in the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Writer Ian A. O'Connor is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and lives in South Florida.
"Scrappy--a living aviation legend. A must read."--Robert J. Gilliland, Chief Test Pilot, SR-71 Blackbird; "He's a fighter pilot's fighter pilot"--Ronald Fogleman, General, USAF (Ret.), Chief of Staff, USAF, 1994-1997; "Our country is fortunate to have patriots like Colonel Johnson, who are the guardians at the gates of our freedom!"--Ross Perot.