Jungle Ace

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Jungle Ace

The Story of One of the USAAF's Great Fighret Leaders, Col. Gerald R. Johnson

John R. Bruning

The Warriors Series

330 pages

Paperback

November 2003

978-1-57488-694-8

$14.95 Add to Cart

About the Book

Flying P-38s, Jerry Johnson shot down 24 aircraft in 265 combat missions in the Pacific theater. At the age of only twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific. Tragically, though Johnson had survived three combat tours, which included a mid-air collision with a Japanese aircraft and being shot down by friendly fire, the new father disappeared without a trace while flying a courier mission one month after the war’s end.

Author Bio

John R. Bruning's latest book, "Indestructible: How One Man's Rescue Mission Changed the Course of World War II" will be published by Hachette Book Group this October 11th. It chronicles the extraordinary story of the legendary Paul "Pappy" Gunn and his family during their Pacific War crucible.

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