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My New Guinea Diary Ernest C. Ford

My New Guinea Diary

Ernest C. Ford

Published December 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780979258398
Paperback
364 pages
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None of the 6th Troop Carrier Squadron (6th TCS) pilots knew where they were when they landed in New Guinea on 13 October 1942, with their thirteen, unarmed C-47 aircraft. After parking their planes, the pilots were told, If you survive afterMoreNone of the 6th Troop Carrier Squadron (6th TCS) pilots knew where they were when they landed in New Guinea on 13 October 1942, with their thirteen, unarmed C-47 aircraft. After parking their planes, the pilots were told, If you survive after getting shot down, look out for sharks, be aware of alligators when crossing rivers, and yes, there are still many cannibals in New Guineaif they catch you, theyll eat you. Dont forget the headhunters. If the Japs dont find you, the mosquitos certainly will. Youll have no radio or map or fire power or back-up supportyoull be on your own. Good luck. The dedication of the 6th TCS, the most highly decorated air transport squadron in World War II. This Diary is a first-hand testimony from the man who was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and flew 385 combat missions in two wars--the most in any U.S. military career prior to the Vietnam Conflict. Major Ernest C. Ford writes this blow-by-blow account with compelling detail of what it was like to be under constant attack with no way to fight back.Includes 81 rare photos taken by the author, five maps and eight charts, tables, and documents.