Military Historian and Author
Michael F. Dilley
Wings of Glory
This is the first anthology to which Michael contributed, although he did not know it at the time. Lance had been contacted by the publishers and gave them permission to use some chapters from Elite Warriors, which they acknowledged in the book. Unfortunately, the publishers did not do their homework and used the material without giving Michael credit as a co-writer. Lance let him know and Michael contacted the publishers. They sent him a letter of apology, acknowledged his authorship of the articles, and agreed to change the mistake in any later editions. If you can find it, this book is a very good commemoration to the USAF. The book is not hard to find if you look for it online but it may not be available any longer from the publisher.
Wings of Glory - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force
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This book is a revisitation of the historical events that shaped the US Air Force from its founding as a separate service in 1947. It highlights the contributions of air power pioneers and visionary national leaders who founded and built the world's premier air and space force. It also shares the stories of service and sacrifice by American airman who demonstrated the effectiveness of airpower in combat and those deeds in defense of the US. It provides a look to the future of airpower and advanced space systems that serve in peace and war.
"The legacy of our veterans is bold...join the men and women of the Nation's Air Force in reflecting on the past 50 years..."
GEN Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF
Chief of Staff
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