"So Near Heaven and Surrounded by Hell": The Character and 1942-1943 Military Career of World War II Pilot Frank A. Armstrong Jr

April 2011
North Carolina Historical Review;Apr2011, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
A biography of Lieutenant General Frank A. Armstrong Jr., an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, is presented. It notes that he was based in Great Britain and commanded the 97th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and the 306th Heavy Bomb Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in 1942 and 1943. The author examines Armstrong's personal character and portrayals of his career in the book "Twelve O'Clock Hugh," by Beirne Lay and Sy Bartlett and in a film by the same name.


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