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Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 254 pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: He came out of America's ÒGreatest Generation,Ó those born in the 1920s, survived the Great Depression of the Ô30s, and fought in the world's last big war. This is the story of Charles J. Fletcher, born and raised in a rural mining town in Sussex County, New Jersey, and who went on to make history in the world of aviation. Inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, Charles Fletcher's important contributions finally brought him much deserved recognition. He faced death more than once and miracously survived, first as a youngster, then as a decorated Navy fighter pilot, and again as a helicopter pilot. He went on to become a successful entrepreneur in cutting-edge technologies. His first job was at Bendix Aviation making the very components used to fire up the engines of the Grumman Hellcat fighter planes Charles would soon fly in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. He was one of the best Navy fighter pilots of that war, surviving two plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean, the first dependent upon the accidental flip of a coin when the two losers of the coin toss lost their lives. Later, his Hellcat was forced down at sea where he floated for nearly three days before being rescued by a liberty ship that was not supposed to be in the area.
Title: Quest for Survival.
Location Published: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd., (2002). First Edition.
Categories: American Biography
Seller ID: 335468qs