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Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway
by N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss
rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)

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On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway, Lt. (j.g.) &#x22;Dusty&#x22; Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a near-vertical dive aimed at the heart of Japan’s Imperial Navy, which six months earlier had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor. The greatest naval battle in history raged around him, its outcome hanging in the balance as the U.S. desperately searched for its first major victory of the Second World War. Then, in a matter of seconds, Dusty Kleiss’s daring 20,000-foot dive helped forever alter the war’s trajectory.

Plummeting through the air at 240 knots amid blistering anti-aircraft fire, the twenty-six-year-old pilot from USS <em>Enterprise</em>’s elite Scouting Squadron Six fixed on an invaluable target—the aircraft carrier <em>Kaga, </em>one of Japan’s most important capital ships. He released three bombs at the last possible instant, then desperately pulled out of his gut-wrenching 9-g dive. As his plane leveled out just above the roiling Pacific Ocean, Dusty’s perfectly placed bombs struck the carrier’s deck, and <em>Kaga </em>erupted into an inferno from which it would never recover.

Arriving safely back at <em>Enterprise, </em>Dusty was met with heartbreaking news: his best friend was missing and presumed dead along with two dozen of their fellow naval aviators. Unbowed, Dusty returned to the air that same afternoon and, remarkably, would fatally strike another enemy carrier, <em>Hiryu</em>. Two days later, his deadeye aim contributed to the destruction of a third Japanese warship, the cruiser <em>Mikuma, </em>thereby making Dusty the only pilot from either side to land hits on three different ships, all of which sank—losses that crippled the once-fearsome Japanese fleet.

By battle’s end, the humble young sailor from Kansas had earned his place in history—and yet he stayed silent for decades, living quietly with his children and his wife, Jean, whom he married less than a month after Midway. Now his extraordinary and long-awaited memoir, <em>Never Call Me a Hero, </em>tells the Navy Cross recipient’s full story for the first time, offering an unprecedentedly intimate look at the &#x22;the decisive contest for control of the Pacific in World War II&#x22; (<em>New York Times</em>)—and one man’s essential role in helping secure its outcome.

Dusty worked on this book for years with naval historians Timothy and Laura Orr, aiming to publish <em>Never Call Me a Hero </em>for Midway’s seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2017. Sadly, as the book neared completion in 2016, Dusty Kleiss passed away at age 100, the last surviving dive-bomber pilot to have fought at Midway. And yet the publication of <em>Never Call Me a Hero </em>is a cause for celebration: these pages are Dusty’s remarkable legacy, providing a riveting eyewitness account of the Battle of Midway, and an inspiring testimony to the brave men who fought, died, and shaped history during those four extraordinary days in June, seventy-five years ago.

rank: #13,274
price: $26.99
bound: 336 pages
publisher: William Morrow (May 23, 2017)
lang: English
asin: B01NCTJ53H
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Then on June 6, Kleiss accompanied Enterprises dive bombers in a mission that helped sink the Japanese cruiser MikumaDownload your e-book(s) from your bookshelf.more flag Like see review Submit Cancel Phil Clymer rated it it was amazing Jul 02, 2017 In May 1949, Kleiss changed duty again, becoming the Bureau of Aeronautics representative at the Lockheed Corporation in Burbank, California, supervising the Navys aircraft inspectors, engineers, and test pilotsHe left that job in 1965 and became a part-time surveyorFor his actions, He received the Navy Cross(June 2017)

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While I was familiar with most of the actions that take place in the first 6 months of the war in the Pacific, the personal perspective is very interestingAll rights reserved BARRETT TILLMAN, author of Enterprise: America's Fightingest Ship and On Wave and Wing: The 100-Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier Without histrionics or bravado, Dusty Kleiss gives us a fascinating personal account of this seminal naval battle, and a great read as well&It is hard to conceive that a better first-person book on the first six months of Americas war in the Pacific will surfaceAnd yet the publication of Never Call Me a Hero is a cause for celebration: these pages are Dustys remarkable legacy, providing a riveting eyewitness account of the Battle of Midway, and an inspiring testimony to the brave men who fought, died, and shaped history during those four extraordinary days in June, seventy-five years agoWhat has always been lacking, at least in my reading of the battle, is the personal perspective that is the focus of Never Call Me a HeroThe authors provide the background of his childhood, time at the Naval Academy, and first 2 years as a surface officer before flight school in the first half of the bookSELECT: BOOKSTORE Australia BookTopia Bookworld Brazil Livraria Cultura Livraria Saraiva Submarino Canada Indigo Kobo China Egypt Diwan Bookstore Alef Bookstores The Bookspot France FNAC WH Smith Germany Buch Hugendubel Libri Thalia KNV Hong Kong Hong Kong Book Center Israel Probook Italy Japan Kinokuniya Korea Kyobo Malaysia MPH Mexico Gandhi Librerias Gonvill Middle East Antoine Online Netherlands American Book Center Van Ditmar New Zealand Fishpond Philippines Fully Booked National Book Store Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland) CDON Singapore Kinokuniya MPH South Africa Kalahari Switzerland OLF Orell Fussli Taiwan Eslite Thailand Asia Books UK Book Depository Foyles Hive Waterstones WH Smith United Arab Emirates Kinokuniya Dubai Bookshout App We have partnered with Bookshout and recommend using their app as a simple way to read our e-books"Jack Dusty Kleiss and the Battle of Midway"

pp.1402Of course what most readers want to fast forward to is the start of the war and the Battle of Midway^ Roth, Richard (April 25, 2016)However, as time passed, and he realized that he might become the last living American pilot to have fought in the battle, he deemed it his lifes mission to tell the story of those who lost their lives in the early months of the Pacific War> Join Now Stay Connected Facebook Twitter Google Plus Instagram Blog Browse Categories Search Tips Shop Books eBooks Kids-A-Million Teen Bargain Books Book Clubs Textbooks New & Used Marketplace Nook Tech Entertainment Magazines Toys Fandom Services Millionaire's Club Card Affiliate Program Business Services Education Services Gift Cards Books for Troops BAM! Publishing Company Store Finder About Us Career Opportunities For Authors and Publishers Privacy Policy Contact Us Read Our Blog Help Help Desk My Account Shopping Cart Shipping Info Track an Order Returns 1996&ndash;2017 Books-A-Million, IncKleiss reminds us of this throughout the book, and I agree that many heroic actions go unrecognized because no one is left to tell the taleI read quite a few military books, and last Memorial Day I stopped to reflect and honor the men and women I have read aboutflag Like see review Jun 04, 2017 Nissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: autobiography, history, memoir, novel, non-fiction, war, historical-nonfiction, literary-nonfiction, survival, american-history, military, american-military, stand-alone-novel, aviation, adult-nonfiction, american-literature, naval, 20th-century, ww2, american-nonfiction, flying I absolutely LOVED this book 48a4f088c3

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