Rough War

Rough War One of the most unusual and insightful stories of a young American at war and it has a particular significance for today from the Foreword by Walter J Boyne Paul Eastman was one of thousands of fight
  • Title: Rough War
  • Author: Walt Shiel Walter J. Boyne
  • ISBN: 9781934631157
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rough War
    One of the most unusual and insightful stories of a young American at war, and it has a particular significance for today from the Foreword by Walter J Boyne Paul Eastman was one of thousands of fighter pilots who served honorably, bravely, and with little fanfare during World War II He did not end the war as a celebrated national hero No air base was ever named fo One of the most unusual and insightful stories of a young American at war, and it has a particular significance for today from the Foreword by Walter J Boyne Paul Eastman was one of thousands of fighter pilots who served honorably, bravely, and with little fanfare during World War II He did not end the war as a celebrated national hero No air base was ever named for him He never became an ace He never became famous Paul spent 20 months flying daily combat sorties in one of the most difficult environments of the war the China Burma India Theater Paul Eastman maintained a daily diary throughout the war, covering his life in the air and on the ground Rough War is based on those diaries and the many letters he wrote to his wife His letters professed his love, expressed his post war hopes, documented his ongoing fears, and voiced his concerns for his wife and family stateside Would he survive the war What would he do afterward Although the CBI has been labeled the forgotten theater of WW II, Paul Eastman s story helps ensure that the men who fought the air war over its unforgiving jungles and mountains will never be forgotten Rough War is an important story that makes an equally important connection to the effects of war on the members of the US military today A rare achievement that offers a rewarding, creative approach to history that should be a model for writers Ed Rasimus, Author of Palace Cobra A jewel that has been missing for far too long Jim Hooper, Author of A Hundred Feet over Hell
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    About " Walt Shiel Walter J. Boyne "

  • Walt Shiel Walter J. Boyne

    Although born in Michigan, I was raised across the US and around the world as an Air Force brat I started school on the Pacific Island of Guam during the Korean War and finished high school in France during the Vietnam War Shortly after graduation, Charles DeGaulle kicked all American forces out of the country, but hey, it wasn t my fault Not completely, anyway.In 1969, I talked Michigan State University our of a BSEE degree, the Air Force out of a commission and pilot wings, and Kerrie out of running away when I asked her to to marry me I went on to log some 4,000 flying hours.As a civilian, I have worked on the B 2 bomber program at Northrop and the F 16, F 35, and F 22 fighter programs at Lockheed Martin.Since 1990, I ve written articles for magazines in the US, England, and Australia, two monthly columns for aviation magazines, military aviation history books, historical novels, and several collections of short stories.Kerrie and I now have two daughters and two grandchildren and live on a 40 acre farm in Michigan s Upper Peninsula populated with horses, cats, dogs, and an abundance of wildlife.

  • 347 Comments

  • ROUGH WAR is the story of Lt Paul Eastman, a Burma Banshee fighter pilot during WWII Shiel tells Eastman s story by combining excerpts from his wartime diaries with letters Paul wrote home to his wife Joyce and copies of his military records Context for Eastman s wartime life is provided by short sections on what was going on in the larger war and the China India Burma theatre I found the book interesting, in part because Lt Eastman s WWII experience was in many ways similar to my father s, anot [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book I found it to be a very good read This is a true story of what happened to Paul Eastman during World War II and then tells what happened to him after the war as well.This book was very well written and told a very good story Paul Eastman was married right before he left for the war He wrote letters to his wife as well as writing his diary This is how the book was written It used his own diaries and letters to tell about his war while also telling what was happening gen [...]


  • I am writing this review for my 85 yr old Father who read this book He is a retired Marine and WW2 vet who served in the Pacific during WW2 and was wounded in the battle of Okinowa He also visited Burma in the 1980s He LOVED this book Can not count how any times he said this is a really great book I have enjoyed it so much and it deserved the a 5 star rating He stated that Mr Shiel s writing of the war and of Paul Eastman s life was very touching and accurate He states he knew many young men in [...]


  • i been tryin to write a review for this book for awhile it is one my favorites This book draws you in the moment you start to read it, and is a real easy read with wonderful photos to add I even liked the journal and diary entries


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