To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace by Clarence E. AndersonTouching, thoughtful, and dead honest, To Fly and Fight is the story of a boy who grew up living his dream. During World War II Anderson flew with Chuck Yeager in the famed 357th Squadron where he became a triple ace by shooting out of the sky fifteen enemy planes. Following World
War II, Anderson became a test pilot and later commanded jet fighter squadrons in South Korea and Okinawa. Then, in 1970, at an age when most pilots have long-since retired, Anderson flew combat strikes over Vietnam.
Bud Anderson Takes a ride in a de Havilland Mosquito
To Fly and Fight Memoirs of a Triple Ace
During the war he was the highest scoring flying ace in his P Mustang squadron. Towards the end of Anderson's two combat tours in Europe in he was promoted to major at 22, a young age even for a highly effective officer in wartime. After the war Anderson became a well regarded fighter test pilot, and a fighter squadron and wing commander. He served his wing commander tour in combat in the Vietnam War. He retired as a full colonel in , after which he worked in flight test management for McDonnell Douglas. A member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame , Anderson has remained a sought after speaker at aviation and military events well into his 90s.
Then, in , at an age when most pilots have long-since retired, Anderson flew combat strikes over Vietnam. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
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Verified purchase: Yes Condition: pre-owned Sold by: second. Read the epic tales of Chuck Yeager - first man to break the sound barrier in level flight - as told by "his wingman". Bud Anderson often flew on missions with Yeager, and shares his perspective of many of the hair-raising exploits of the modern flight era. Great for the "aviation nut" who has everything! Skip to main content.
Bud Anderson, pictured at home last July. Photo by Genevieve Shiffrar. Fighter pilot Colonel Clarence E. He lives in Auburn, California—not far from the farm in Newcastle where he was raised—and continues to be a popular public speaker. I went through flight school in September of and immediately went to the San Francisco Bay Area to the replacement pilot training group at Hamilton Field. We had duty at the Oakland Municipal Airport; we took over the old flight terminal and lived right there on the base at the airport. We had a bunch of P Airacobras and got checked out there.
View Larger Image. Boards: VG. Bookseller Inventory Synopsis: Touching, thoughtful, and dead honest, To Fly and Fight is the story of a boy who grew up living his dream. During World War II Anderson flew with Chuck Yeager in the famed th Squadron where he became a triple ace by shooting out of the sky fifteen enemy planes. Following World.