The story of a squadron of pursuit pilots travel through the Philipines and Austrailia ferrying their P-40s toward the defense of Java. Almost all of the pilots were recent graduates of flying school with just a few hours on the P-40. Only forty-three of them made it to their assigned destination; the rest suffered accidents in Australia, were shot down over Bali and Darwin, or were lost in the sinking of the USS qLangleyq as it carried thirty-two of them to Java.a jeep. In his usual sarcastic way, Pell implied that McMahon had wrecked yet another ship in his efforts to avoid going to Java. ... By afternoon, runup, compass swinging, and bore sighting for the P-40E had been completed and the ship assigned to him. However, the brakes would not hold during the runup, apparently because of a hydraulic leak, a problem that ... They now had eleven P -40s in commission after six that were in maintenance twenty-four hours earlier were now madeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Every Day a Nightmare|
|Author||:||William H. Bartsch|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 2010|