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Fogg in the Cockpit
by Janet Fogg
Release Date: 07/28/11
Genre: History
Pages: 360
Publisher: Casemate Publishing
Format ISBN Price
Print 10: 1612000045 32.95
Kindle B005AUG53G 9.99
Author Page: Janet Fogg
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Fogg in the Cockpit by Richard Fogg and Janet Fogg. 

Prior to a distinguished career that spanned six decades and often saw him referred to as the dean of American railroad artists, Captain Howard Fogg kept a diary during his World War II combat tour in England. He flew 76 missions with the 359th Fighter Group in both bomber escort and ground attack roles.

From a backstage encounter in a London theater with Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, to the pre-dawn chaplain's benediction on June 6, 1944, to a mission escorting B-17s flying down a valley in the snow capped French Alps as they dropped supplies to French freedom fighters, Fogg in the Cockpit offers a first hand look at his fascinating and often unexpected story.

Uncolored by time and subsequent events, this is not a memoir but the gritty day to day life of a fighter pilot documented as it unfolded.

The diary, presented in its entirety, is augmented with a wealth of additional material, including a biography, period photographs, examples of Howard's art from both before and during his career, excerpts from the base chaplain's monthly reports, and supplementary details which enhance many of the terms and events referenced in the diary.

Ultimately, Fogg in the Cockpit is more than just the story of one man's service. It presents the reader with a unique perspective during a pivotal moment in world history, as the Allies gained momentum for their final push to victory.
 

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