The name--..oft heard and heralded during and
after World War II
ordinarily speaks for itself----------------------------however in this book, the
unforgettable, untold to this day, human story of the legendary “Pappy Gunn,”
hero of the Pacific Air War and to his family who knew and loved him ------.this
story is told with the understanding of one who had the foreknowledge and
burning determination to sort out the facts and myths about him, Nathaniel
Gunn, the author, fellow lover of flying, and his youngest son, who was with
him until his untimely crash in Civilian life doing what he loved to do -
flying, flying, flying!!
You’ll find the story intriguing in its discoveries, packed with
Pappy’s own personal original files, long forgotten letters, documents and photographs
spanning Pappy’s youth into the U.S. Navy, marriage, retirement in Hawaii and move to the Philippine Islands. Then, the untimely entrance of the United States in the WWII bombing and capture of Manila.
Most of all, this story draws a perceptive focus on --.the man----as the
person and courageous patriot he truly was, joining the U. S.Air
Force he was at this time--.
Fighting 3 wars at once
- His family
imprisoned by the Japanese..
- The brass who
needed him to accomplish the impossible
- And, the
enemy who had the upperhand, but not for long !!
Thank God - his was a
triumphant battle in all three!!!!