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Author Aldrich, Nelson W., author

Title American hero : the true story of Tommy Hitchcock : sports star, war hero, and champion of the war-winning P-51 Mustang / Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr
Published Guildford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]


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Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; Chapter One. Aiken, Westbury, and St. Paul's School, 1900-1917; Chapter Two. France, 1917-1918; Chapter Three. Germany, 1918; Chapter Four. Freedom, 1918-1922; Chapter Five. New York, 1922-1927; Chapter Six. Courtship and Marriage, 1927-1929; Chapter Seven. The Thirties; Chapter Eight. Washington and London, 1940-1944; Epilogue: Tommy Hitchcock's Role in the Battle of the Atlantic; Appendix: Memories of a Hero; Index
Summary Tommy Hitchcock: An American Hero intertwines the private lives of Tommy Hitchcock, an enormously wealthy socialite, and such notables as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Averell Harriman, Ambassador to England Gil Winant, FDR, and General Hap Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. Tommy also flew for the Lafayette Escadrille during the Great War, getting shot down by the Germans and then escaping to Switzerland. A true hero, during WWII he reenlisted and successfully cajoled the Army Air Forces into adopting the P-51 as a high-altitude fighter escort, thereby saving the lives o
Notes Originally published under title: Tommy Hitchcock, an American hero. Gaithersburg, Md. : Fleet Street Corp., 1984
Includes index
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Subject Hitchcock, Thomas, Jr., 1900-1944.
Hitchcock, Thomas, Jr., 1900-1944
United States. Army. Air Service. Aero Squadron, 103rd.
United States. Army. Air Service. Aero Squadron, 103rd
Polo players -- United States -- Biography
Bankers -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1914-1918 -- Air pilots, Military
World War, 1939-1945 -- Air pilots, Military
Mustang (Fighter plane) -- Merlin engines -- Design and construction -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Air pilots, Military
Polo players
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016024261
ISBN 9781493022885
Other Titles Tommy Hitchcock, an American hero