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"HAPPY JACK'S GO BUGGY"

This autobiography was originally written in 1946 by eight-victory WWII fighter ace, Jack Ilfrey. This new edition has been expanded with many new photographs (many never before published), a special color photo section, and three detailed aircraft profile paintings. The reader will fly through the skies with Ilfrey in his P-38 as he and his unit, the famed 94th. Fighter Squadron, became the first group of American aircraft to fly from the USA to England. Thrill to the stories of aerial combat over North Africa as Ilfrey becomes one of America's first WWII air aces. Marvel at the flying exploits of Ilfrey as a member of the 20th. Fighter Group/8th. Air Force and join him on his incredible evasion story through German occupied France. This book is undoubtedly one of the finest stories of aerial combat that has ever been written.




Size: 81/2" x 11"
Over 190 b/w and color photographs, 3 color aircraft profiles. 128 pages, hardcover.
ISBN: 0-7643-0664-2
Price: $35.00
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"I found Jack Ilfrey's story as a young fighter jock in England, North Africa and again England readable, interesting and provacative.
"Our fighter pilots were a superb group of rugged individualists. They, and their commanders, in their early days in England and North Africa, learned their job on the job...They swept the German Air Force from the skies."

--Lt. Gen. Jimmie Doolittle (retired)
Commander, Eighth Air Force (1944)

"I found Happy Jack's Go Buggy to be tremendously interesting and historically relevent. It is indeed a personal document, and Jack, a member of the elite Air Corps, takes you through his many varied experiences as a combat pilot in WWII.
"As a reader you move along swiftly from episode to episode and feel as though you are his 'co-pilot' on a most absorbing odyssey."

-- Gen. William H. Simpson (retired)
Commander, Ninth Army, WWII

"It is said that fighter pilots are not ordinary mortals. In one sense this is balderdash, in another truth. The latter, the aura that has arisen through the nature of the fighter pilot's trade, the lone sky warrior depending on his skills to conquer and survive.The mystique is further enhanced by the accolade of "ace" for those with special achievement.
"Anyone who knows Jack Ilfrey will agree he mets the criteria. An effervescent character, Happy Jack was one of the first USAAF pilots to go to Europe, soon to be transfered from England to North West Africa and then, because of his combatexpertise, returned to the UK to impart his experience to pilots fresh from the States. His autobiography is a joy to read, partly because he does not take himself seriously. The adventurers that befell him are related in a laid-back manner, as if there was nothing extraordinary about them. But many of the happenings are far from ordinary experience. Happy Jack's Go Buggy, a title derived from the nickname given his personal Lightning and Mustang aircraft, is one of the best fighter pilot stories to be found between two covers. True to the genre of once opened difficult to put down 'til finished."

-- Roger A. Freeman
Noted Aviation Author



REVIEWS OF THE BOOK

NEWS
BIOGRAPHY
HOME
20TH.FG
TESTIMONIALS
1ST. FG
LINKS
THE P-51 MUSTANG
GLOSSARY
WEBRINGS
THE P-38 LIGHTNING
GUESTBOOK
PHOTO ALBUM
MESSAGE BOARD
ASSOCIATIONS
OUR MISSION
CONTRIBUTORS
POEMS
ART
AWARDS
BOOKS
HAPPY JACK'S GO BUGGY


"I scooted for our lines, sticky with fear. I vomited brany-and-milk and bile all over my instrument panel. Yes, it was very romantic flying, people said later, like a knight errant in the clean blue sky of personal combat." --Anonymous American WW-1 Ace

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