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The Resource Into the wild blue yonder : my life in the Air Force, Allan T. Stein

Into the wild blue yonder : my life in the Air Force, Allan T. Stein

Label
Into the wild blue yonder : my life in the Air Force
Title
Into the wild blue yonder
Title remainder
my life in the Air Force
Statement of responsibility
Allan T. Stein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Allan T. Stein idolized his uncle, a pilot in the Great War. So in 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, he left Texas A & M University for Lackland Air Field to learn to fly. By the time he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, Stein had flown everything from BT-13s and B-24s to B-52s and C-47s. During World War II, he flew missions over China and the Sea of Japan, and by V-J Day, he had participated in eight campaigns and logged 347 hours in combat. Stein later spent one year in Vietnam as operations officer for the 360 TEWS (Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron), which used refitted C-47s to monitor and locate Vietcong units. He ended his career as inspector general of the Civil Air Patrol." "Stein considers himself to have been an ordinary airman, not a hero. But he was also a seasoned pilot and a conscientious officer with a strong sense of right and wrong. After a young pilot he had certified died in an accident, Stein made it a practice to fail all but the best candidates. He was just as disgusted with the corruption he encountered in the Civil Air Patrol as he was with the tendentious reporters he met in Saigon's Hotel Caravelle." "Although he met his share of cowards and scoundrels, Stein loved to fly and he loved the air force. He was the sort of officer his superiors trusted not to make mistakes, but he was not the sort to rise to high rank. What he offers here is an account of a typical career as an air force officer, complete with its frustrations, moral dilemmas, and the occasional harrowing experience."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, Allan T.
Dewey number
358.4/0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG626.2.S738
LC item number
.A3 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Centennial of flight series
Series volume
no. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Allan T
  • United States
  • Bomber pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Stein, Allan T
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Armed Forces
  • Bomber pilots
  • United States
Label
Into the wild blue yonder : my life in the Air Force, Allan T. Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Realizing the Dream -- Pilot Training -- Combat Crew Training -- Combat -- World War II in Retrospect -- Training Command -- Reese Air Force Base -- Strategic Air Command and the Cold War -- Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico -- Alternate Air Force Headquarters -- The Vietnamese War -- The Final Air Force Days -- Index
Control code
826659960
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299052949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781585443864
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 436544
  • 92c46801-7d9e-45e7-a781-d1284d4ecb34
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826659960
Label
Into the wild blue yonder : my life in the Air Force, Allan T. Stein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Realizing the Dream -- Pilot Training -- Combat Crew Training -- Combat -- World War II in Retrospect -- Training Command -- Reese Air Force Base -- Strategic Air Command and the Cold War -- Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico -- Alternate Air Force Headquarters -- The Vietnamese War -- The Final Air Force Days -- Index
Control code
826659960
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299052949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781585443864
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 436544
  • 92c46801-7d9e-45e7-a781-d1284d4ecb34
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826659960

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