EPUB ✹ Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare Author Steve Ewing – Varanus.us

Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'HareThis Book Chronicles The Short But Eventful Life Of The Medal Of Honor Aviator

EPUB ✹ Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare Author Steve Ewing – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare
  • Steve Ewing
  • English
  • 11 May 2019
  • 1557502471

    10 thoughts on “EPUB ✹ Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare Author Steve Ewing – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    I had never heard of Lt Comdr Edward Butch O Hare until the mechanic who was fixing our car told us about him On Feb 20, 1942 Butch O Hare became one of America s heroes when he shot down five attacking Japanese bombers and severely damaged a sixth to save his carrier, the USS Lexington for which action he was awarded the Medal of Honor In November 1943, the Americans landed in the Gilberts and carriers were covering the landings Butch who was on board the USS Enterprise personally organi I had never heard of Lt Comdr Edward Butch O Hare until the mechanic who was fixing our car told us about him On Feb 20, 1942 Butch O Hare became one of America s heroes when he shot down five attacking Japanese bombers and severely damaged a sixth to save his carrier, the USS Lexington for which action he was awarded the Medal of Honor In November 1943, the Americans landed in the Gilberts and carriers were covering the landings Butch who was on board the USS Enterprise personally organized and voluntarily led the first night fighter section of aircraft two sections of three planes dubbed the Black Panthers to operate from a carrier, at night against enemy aircraft On the night of Nov 26, 1943, when the Enterprise was under threat of attack by Japanese aircraft, he took off with the Black Panthers which with unswerving devotion to duty and extraordinary skill, intercepted the largest group of enemy aircraft, thereby effectively breaking up that phase of the attack and destroying two Japanese planes From this action Lieutenant Commander O Hare failed to return Lt Comdr John Phillips who flew with Butch on that fateful night, wrote to Rita Butch s wife on Dec 15, 1943 His loss will be mourned by the entire country, the Navy and particularly by all the men in his air group Butch was admired by everyone from the admirals to the messboys for his skill, courage and daring as a fighter pilot He was loved by all he came in contact with for his fairness, his consideration and his desire to help younger and less experienced men Butch O Hare was awarded the Medal of Honor, and posthumously was recommended for a second Medal of Honor, but instead was given the second highest decoration for gallantry, the Navy Cross, and Distinguished Flying Cross with gold star and a Purple Heart Perhaps the greatest single tribute to Butch was the naming of what was to become one of the world s greatest airports, Chicago O Hare International Although Butch was born and raised in St Louis, his father E.J O Hare lived and worked in Chicago during the 30s, was connected through business with notorious gangster Al Capone, helped to put him in prison in 1931 and in 1939 subsequently became the victim of a driveby shooting You ll have to read the book to find out the how and why The writing style is less than intriguing, but Mr Ewing and Mr Lundstrom are aviation historians, not writers the facts are there and that s what matters


  2. says:

    Lucid, involving descriptions of air combat and a loving look at the Naval hero for whom Chicago s O Hare Airport is named make this an interesting read, but it skims too lightly over his father s connection to Al Capone and how it affected the family.


  3. says:

    I can think of no better author to address the career and fateful demise of legendary aviator, Butch O Hare His treatment of tragic friendly fire episode that cut short a leading aviator was very well done and needed to be researched accurately to set the record straight.


  4. says:

    The definitive story of the life of Butch O Hare, naval ace and hero.


  5. says:

    So interesting to learn about the man that O Hare airport is named after I wish the book wasn t choppy and sometimes disjointed It was hard for me to follow the various battles when every time a plane is introduced, even if a bit player in the battle, we also learn the pilot s name, his rank, when where he graduated, etc Planes are a Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 reconnaissance seaplane Dave In one particular battle, I was really confused and re read it until I finally looked up one of the plane So interesting to learn about the man that O Hare airport is named after I wish the book wasn t choppy and sometimes disjointed It was hard for me to follow the various battles when every time a plane is introduced, even if a bit player in the battle, we also learn the pilot s name, his rank, when where he graduated, etc Planes are a Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 reconnaissance seaplane Dave In one particular battle, I was really confused and re read it until I finally looked up one of the planes involved and realized it had a three man crew That is a time where it would have been helpful to name everyone on the plane right from the beginning I realize that there are many armchair war historians that will understand and even relish such detail, but it took some of the fun out of the story for me.Anyway, I enjoyed learning about the hero, Butch O Hare And learning about his father, who helped take down Al Capone Did you know there was a connection there This is why we read books


  6. says:

    very interesting read It was very detailed and sometimes I was lost in the detail, however, it was an excellent account of his life and the battles in the air Before reading this I knew nothing about the man the Chicago airport was named for Now I feel I know him intimately Great author, made it alive.


  7. says:

    A simply Wonderful Read.


  8. says:

    Outstanding book about a great American hero Required reading for Chicago residents.

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