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“Why don't we at least go downtown and talk to the navy people . . ." "Becauseit'
sawasteoftime—Idon'twanttobeapilot,period." "Now wait a minute, Mo—are you
saying that you are going to desert me after we made this pact to go into service ...
The Navy Air Corps recruiter, a commodore, explained that there were only
twelve openings in the next class of the Navy Air Corps, which, he said, was the
most exclusive branch of all the services. "Even though a college degree is a ...
WhatI proposedtohimwasthat we both signup forthe navy's V-12 program; this
was a program offered to college graduates whereby they trained at the Great
Lakes Naval Academy for several months and emerged as ensign deck officers. "
... was a beneficent $75 a month and Chris's was about the same), and, with a
vista of dry martinis beckoning, we were starting out the door when a navy doctor,
acaptain,cameintotheroomandcalledmyname;hehad my medical chart in his
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THE DAY I FIRED ALAN LADD: and Other World War II AdventuresUser Review - Kirkus
Whimsical, at times poignant memoir of the WWII.Hotchner (Louisiana Purchase, 1996, etc.) provides an example of an all but vanished "laughter-in-uniform" genre that grew from America's last widely ... Read full review
The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventuresUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
World War II created many heroes who have been the subjects of popular biographies and memoirs. But for every hero, there were hundreds who performed their patriotic duty in anonymity. Author and ... Read full review