Reviews and Previews: Prodigal Son

A troubled man, Gregory Boyington found redemption commanding a U.S. Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific

At the Black Sheep Squadron's base on the South Pacific island of Espiritu Santo, Boyington (holding paper) briefs his pilots on an upcoming mission. (National Archives and Records Administration)
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Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways
by Christine R. Yano. Duke University Press, 2011. 219 pp., $22.95.

Japanese-American women who began working as stewardesses for Pan American World Airways in 1955 tell their stories.


London’s Airports: Useful Information on Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and City
by Martin W. Bowman and Graham Simons. Pen & Sword Aviation, 2011. 138 pp., $29.95.

Aviation enthusiasts and passengers alike will enjoy this book, which offers histories and archival and contemporary photographs of London’s five main airports.


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by Robert S. Arrighi. NASA, 2010. 392 pp., $39.95.

The history of a facility in Cleveland, Ohio, that played a major role in the development of jet aircraft in the United States.


USAF Interceptors: A Military Photo Logbook (1946 – 1979)
Compiled by M.J. Isham and D.R. McLaren. Specialty Press, 2010. 128 pp., $24.95.

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