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Never Call Me A Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

Never Call Me A Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

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In "Never Call Me a Hero," US Navy dive-bomber pilot "Dusty" Kleiss recounts his pivotal role in the Battle of Midway, timed for its 75th anniversary. Kleiss, credited with sinking three Japanese warships, including two carriers, offers a unique perspective as the sole pilot to hit three different enemy ships during the battle. His memoir not only details personal experiences but also serves as a historical account of the Battle of Midway's significance. Kleiss's actions, as part of a group of 48 American dive-bomber pilots, played a crucial role in turning the tide of World War II, making this narrative both an individual story of humility and duty and a broader exploration of historical impact.

 

Written by N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss with Timothy and Laura ORR. Published by Harper, 2017.  Softcover, 312 pages.