John Armstrong was the first Flying Tiger to die in line of duty, in the crash of his P-40 in September 1941. His relatives have now made a formal request for one of the bodies buried at the Punchbowl Cemetery in Hawaii to be exhumed and subjected to a DNA test in hopes of positively identifying his remains.
I've just now added a list of the Ten Best Books about the Vietnam War. (Two were written by me. Am I biased? You bet. But they're worth reading nevertheless.)
Some good reads this month: Go to the Warbird's Bookshelf for my thoughts on Barbara Tuchman's wonderful and politically incorrect The Guns of August, reissued in advance of the centenary of the First World War; on Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, which I have read for the first time and only now recognize as perhaps the greatest novel of the 20th Century; and also on American Prometheus, a fascinating and irritating biography of the man who more than any other was reponsible for developing the first atomic bombs. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford
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