Octavo, xxiv, 266pp. Red cloth, title printed in yellow on spine and cover. Illustrated endpapers with maps of South Pacific naval operations. Stated “fourth printing” on copyright page. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, with $4.50 price on front flap, illustrated on both sides of dust jacket, small nicks along edges, light toning to spine, shelf wear along top edge of front panel. Inscribed on dedication page: “To Mr. + Mrs. Stanley Kresge. Courtesy of Sky Pilots of America.” Additional signature by Japanese flyer, Mitsuo Fuchida, on slip affixed to dedication page.
Comments: Mitsuo Fuchida was a notorious Japanese flying ace, who commanded the air attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. After the war, he converted to Christianity and become a United States citizen.