May I heartily recommend a book called Dustoff by Mike Novosel? If there is a better book about a person devoted to a military career then I have yet to read it. It is amazing what this guy got up to and I am only half way through it. Joined up just prior to Pearl Harbour Wangled a way into flight school Taught Heavy Bombers for most of the war Flew B-29's in the Pacific theatre Continued flying heavies till 1950 as Lt Colonel Kicked out as part of RIF Rejoined as reservist did Korea AirForce wouldnt send him to Vietnam as he ranked too high Left Airforce as Lt Colonel and joined Army as Warrant Officer so he could help out. Did 2 tours of Vietnam as Dustoff pilot (helped save over 5000 people) Recieved the Congressional Medal of Honour It is an amazing book, his good fortune and tenacity and hard work gave him a career that many couldnt dream of. I was hopeing to mail him and thank him for putting his memories down on paper, unfortunatley I found out that he died earlier this month at 83.