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Just finished reading The Aviators by Winston Groom (of Forest Gump fame); great insight into the development of aviation technology through the lives of Eddie Rickenbacker,Charles Lindbergh, and Jimmy Doolittle. Rickenbacker was a WWI ace later becoming President of Eastern Airlines,Lindbergh secretly flew missions in the Pacific Theater while helping re-engineer some of our best fighter planes in addition to his trans-Atlantic achievement in 1927, and Doolittle retired as an Air Force General and Medal of Honor recipient in part because of his 1942 raid to whack the Japanese homeland and get in their heads concerning their ‘invincibility’. Very good read that examines the politics of the US and our adversaries during the time of ‘The Greatest Generation’.