Charles A. Lindbergh - The little known story of his 25 combat missions in the Pacific


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The story of fighter pilot Charles Lindbergh, and World War II began like it did for thousands of men who couldn't wait to get into it. Twenty-five years after the end of the conflict, he published his wartime journals - an account of the war that began for him on March 11, 1938 and ended on June 15, 1945.

Why 25 years? Probably because of what was found in the last chapters in the book. He had, against orders, actually logged 130 combat hours in Corsair's and P-38's, that included shooting down a Japanese plane and bombing and strafing enemy targets every time he went up. This could be the first time his story will be told since its 1970 release.

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