by Richard B. Chardkoff
During World War II, Selman Field in Monroe, Louisiana, was the only all-inclusive navigational training facility in the United States. It offered both pre-flight and advanced aviation training. The Flyboy Heroes of Selman Field recounts the history of the base from its origins in the opening days of World War II until its deactivation in 1947. Author Richard Chardkoff describes the demanding curriculum the cadets had to endure, which included academic as well as physical challenges. He also describes how the people of northeast Louisiana opened both their homes and hearts to the airmen, as well as includes a number of stories of the over 15,000 cadets who passed through the program and went on to serve heroically in bomber commands throughout the European and Pacific theaters.
Softcover, 140 pages, ©2008