PINKY The story of North Dakota's first aerial ace on Guadalcanal

PINKY The story of North Dakota's first aerial ace on Guadalcanal

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He might not be in most history books, nor is he personally commemorated with statues. But Lieutenant (JG) Francis Register, also known as “Pinky”, was one of the true unsung
heros of World War II.

The pilot, a recipient of a Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Medals, and a Purple Heart,
played an important role in protecting bases from Japanese airstrikes during the Second
World War.

For the first time, the story of this real American hero is being shared with the world,
backed by firsthand sources including diary excerpts, memories of his surviving brother
Bill, and 1940s media interviews.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149448937
Publisher: Fall River Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

HTML AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY William Franklin Hook, MD, is a retired physician and
radiologist, as well as both a Navy and Army veteran; he commanded the 311th
Evacuation Hospital during the first Persian Gulf War. He currently lives in Hot Springs,
South Dakota.

His military career includes three years of active duty with the Navy, including one year of sea duty, and service as a reserve Army officer. He is a member of the American Legion as well as a lifetime member of the VFW.

<p>Hook is a graduate of Stanford University and the Jefferson Medical College of Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is also an Associate Professor of Radiology (retired) of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.</p>

<p>He is the award winning author of <i>Never Subdued</i>, a true narrative history of the Philippine-American War, and <i>Desert Storm Diary</i>. He has also written multiple medical articles for various journals, and one medical textbook on CD-ROM.</p>

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