When Carson was at a young age she began writing stories, they were about farm animals and they took on human qualities. In 1917 Carson’s brother went to war the letters he sent inspired Carson to write a story called A Battle in the Clouds. Carson wrote A Battle in the Clouds when she was only ten years old. “It described the heroism of a Canadian aviator whose plane is hit by German fire. So skillful and daring is this pilot in averting a crash that, out of respect, the Germans stop firing and let him land safety.” (Marty Jezer, 28).
The Effect of World War II on Veterans Seventy-five percent of people who tried to be a pilot in World War II were unsuccessful, and forced to take a job as a navigator or bombardier. Lyle Bradley was one of the twenty-five percent that had success and were able to take the pilot position. In an interview, Bradley talked about his experiences in World War II as a fighter pilot. In remembering World War II veterans, it is important to understand the training they had to go through, their struggles with homesickness, and the friendships that were made between opposing countries after the war was over. In order to be a pilot in World War II, lots of rigorous training had to be done to make sure the soldiers were prepared for war.
The story, “Flight Patterns”, happens about a year after the 9/11 assaults in Seattle, Washington from the perspective of William. William is an over the top compulsive worker who has flown on planes the vast majority of his life. He has a spouse and little girl. His little girl Grace has issues with sexual orientation basing and being a man in this world, yet she has no issue with dozing. We likewise meet a cab driver named Fekadu who is from Ethiopia.
At the start of the Great Depression, James “Jimmy” Doolittle was spending his time between working for the Shell Oil Company and as a reservist in the U.S Army. With Shell, he was spending his time as the manager of the Aviation Department. With the Army, he was testing aircraft and setting airplane speed records. Later into the era of depression, Doolittle would lead one of the most successful missions into Japan as a member of the Army Air Corps. Doolittle was a pioneer of Aircraft, setting records and improving upon America’s air superiority.
Alex is a tall Canadian with blond hair and blue eyes from the book Forbidden City who I will be analyzing. First, Alex is very curious about history and wars. Some proof of this is on page 4, where he says, “I had model airplanes hanging on threads from my bedroom ceiling. Three tanks guarded my dresser. An armoured personnel carrier defended my desk.” Secondly, Alex is perhaps a little too trusting.
Iain Lawrence’s novel B for Buster, is centered around the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. The novel deals with how war can affect those involved. The genre historical fiction is characterized by how it takes place in the past, usually in a specific time period. The novel is about sixteen year old Kak who decides to run away from his home in Kakabeka, Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. He meets up with Lofty, Ratty, and Buzz after he manages to lie his way into the air force.
Goring joined the German army in 1912, Goring was introduced to Adolf Hitler, Goring was making a living as a pilot for the Fokker Company based in Holland has 22 kills he did him self ,he served, he also served the same unit the red baron. Even though he is best friend with Adolf Hitler he didn 't always agree with his foreign polices. (http://www.biography.com/people/hermann-g%C3%B6ring-372810) Goring ended WWI has a war hero for the German army. Hitler appointed him to command the S.A Brownshirt. In 1933 Goring created The Secret State Police, The Gestapo, that would be taken over by Himmler and terrorize the content of Europe.
The famous Charles Lindbergh was living a great life. The first man to fly the Atlantic alone then his lovely wife, Anne Morrow, gave birth to their child, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., in 1930. The press loves their family. This became a problem for the Lindbergh’s. Escaping the media was what the Lindbergh’s were focused on when deciding to have a house built in a secluded area.
Benjamin Rush was born on December 24, 1745 in Byberry, Pennsylvania. This name may have no significance to you but to me it has a lot. When I was in 5th grade, I had to do a project history and I asked my grandparents if they could tell me anything. My grandparents on my father’s side told me how my uncle Mike lived next to Igor Sakorsky, the man who invented the helicopter. My dad was also best friends growing up with the son of the Creator of the Wiffle-Ball.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” This simple phrase by American astronaut Neil Armstrong will forever earn him the title of hero. A hero is someone who is “willing to take a personal sacrifice for the benefit of others” (Lickerman). Neil Aiden Armstrong was born on August 5”1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio and by the age of sixteen, he was a licensed pilot. He went on th join the Navy, serve In the Korean War and eventually became a research pilot for NASA. However, some may feel that Armstrong was just a pawn in the US/USSR space race.