Alone and Unarmed: An Army Pilot Sharing the Skies with Artillery Fire in WWII Italy Ernest Kowalik

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Published: March 20th 2013

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Alone and Unarmed: An Army Pilot Sharing the Skies with Artillery Fire in WWII Italy  by  Ernest Kowalik

Alone and Unarmed: An Army Pilot Sharing the Skies with Artillery Fire in WWII Italy by Ernest Kowalik
March 20th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: | 6.58 Mb

ALONE AND UNARMED is the story of a lone pilot, Staff Sergeant Ernest Kowalik, flying the militarys version of the 65-hp Piper Cub, during the Italian Campaign in WWII.Flying without an Observer, because he was the spare pilot for the 88thMoreALONE AND UNARMED is the story of a lone pilot, Staff Sergeant Ernest Kowalik, flying the militarys version of the 65-hp Piper Cub, during the Italian Campaign in WWII.Flying without an Observer, because he was the spare pilot for the 88th Division Artillery HQ Battalion, Kowalik actually flew more than twice the average number of sorties and hours than the typical division Liaison Pilot, often at dangerously low altitiudes.Artillery spotting and scouting for the 88th Infantry Blue Devil Division, he saw a wide variety of action, from taking out large enemy guns and rescuing supply caravans from ambush, to making possible several significant breakthroughs of enemy lines.Join Staff Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Kowalik as he relives significant episodes of the worlds struggle for freedom in that time.Directing artillery fire from an unarmed, unarmored light aircraft was surely one of thw most dangerous tasks performed on a daily basis during World War II.

Flying from rough, unimproved airstrips, often within range of enemy shellfire, added to the perils faced by Field Artillery pilots, as did the ever present threat of bad weather. Such operations are covered in graphic detail by Ernest Kowalik, whose Alone and Unarmed is a welcome addition to the small number of books on a little known aspect of WWII.So said KEN WAKEFIELD, author of Lightplanes at War, The Flying Grasshoppers, and Luftwaffe Encore.



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