From the carrier launch in total darkness to the
gut-dropping rolls through enemy antiaircraft fire, Peter Hunt puts you in the
pilot’s seat for the flight of your life.
Moments after Desert Storm began, bomber pilot Pete Hunt was
in the air over the Persian Gulf. Hunt saw it all, and this is his electrifying
account. Tested to the max, flying all night, every night for weeks on end,
Hunt executed dozens of missions—from carpet bombing to dropping deadly
five-hundred-pound cluster bombs with pinpoint precision; from supporting
Marines on the ground to bombing fleeing Iraqis along the blood-soaked “highway
His A-6 jet was a wide-open target for the blazing antiaircraft
fire streaking up to destroy it. Escaping this deadly blizzard of fire made
setting the A-6 back down on a little deck in a big ocean seem almost easy. But
Hunt, like the rest of his squadron, the VA-145 Swordsmen—honored as the
premier Attack Squadron in the United States Navy for 1991—was just doing his
job: keeping America free.
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