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Navy Wings

Navy Wings

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Navy Wings

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37 pages
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Jun 22, 2015


This story tells about the dangers that young pilots face in their training to become professional pilots flying off carriers in pursuit of our strategy for national defense.
”Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Navy Wings describes the fear and the courage that Naval Aviators face in their training to become Attack Pilots.
Navy Wings is a fictional account of my autobiography in training to become a Navy Attack Pilot. This story describes the challenges I faced in preparation for flight school while attending NROTC training at Rice University. No training is complete without young love, first sex, and developing a life-time relationship with my current wife.
“Hours and hours of sheer boredom, interrupted by moments of stark terror.” You won't be able to put this story down and to complete the other stories in the series: “The Man in White,” and “WestPac”.

Jun 22, 2015

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Bobby Everett Smith www.bobsmithsblog.comBobby Everett Smith is an American author of fiction and non-fiction essays, short stories and novels, and the publisher of the blog bobsmithsblog.com.Born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, Smith earned a degree in Economics from Rice University and an MBA from the University of Washington. Primarily during the Cold War, he served as an aviator in the U.S. Navy. His tours in East and Southeast Asia are inspiration for many of his works, taking the reader vicariously along for his adventurous rides, launched from aircraft carriers in the 7th Fleet.Fueled by his own leadership experiences in the U.S. Navy and the private sector, Smith has become passionate and knowledgeable about our nation’s leaders. In nearly a dozen summaries of great presidential biographies, he examines the lives, achievements and legacies of these important political figures.Smith’s most recent novel, Lida Murry Smith, was inspired by his own family history. Set in the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement, it traces the arduous and courageous 1905 fictional journey of the Smith family from their farm in Missouri, through the Indian Territories and Oklahoma to a new farm in Texas.For access to these and other works of Bobby Everett Smith, visit:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/744702

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Navy Wings

By Bobby Everett Smith

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The Cold War Begins

The Korean War

Military Draft

Rice 1953—Wroxton Road

Summer 1954

Harriet Green

Flight School

Clay Smith Arrival

AD Skyraider First Flight

After my summer training was completed, I returned to Wichita Falls and started chasing Julie Wilson around again. We rekindled our relationship as she was preparing to leave for her first year of college in Columbia, Missouri--an all girls’ school named Christian College in the same city as the University of Missouri.

The Cold War was in full bloom. The military draft required young men to register and to be called for duty unless they were exempted due to being in college or some other good reason.

I went to the library and read up on the Cold War, how it started and its current status and the draft just to avoid any surprises.

Cold War Begins


In 1945 Germany had surrendered to the Allies in World War II but the Japanese were staunchly holding on. The U. S. was preparing for a physical invasion of the mainland of Japan and predicting many casualties, both Japanese and American. President Harry Truman who had just taken over as President of the U.S. after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, had one more weapon to deploy that changed the course of history, the atomic bomb.

The atomic bomb has been used only twice in warfare. The first was at Hiroshima. A uranium bomb nicknamed Little Boy (despite weighing in at over four and a half tons) was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. The Aioi Bridge was the target; set to explode at 1,980 feet above ground. The Aioi Bridge is an unusual T-shaped three-way bridge and easy to spot from the air.

At 0815 hours, the bomb was dropped from the Enola Gay, a USAF B-29 bomber,

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