First edition of Air War Over Korea by Robert Jackson, inscribed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. David C. Jones, and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. The story of Capt. Hudner was recently told by author Adam Makos in his book, and Hollywood movie of the same name, Devotion.
Octavo, 175pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt. No additional printings mentioned. Light wear to tips of spine, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, bright illustrations.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Best Wishes, David Jones / Captain USAF (in Korea) / General USAF – later – Air Force Chief of Staff 1974-78 / Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1978-1982.” Additional inscription: “Best wishes to you, David / T. J. Hudner Jr. MH.”
General David C. Jones (1921-2013) served as the ninth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was nominated by President Jimmy Carter and served into the Reagan administration.