A fascinating book!. I got the First Edition from Col Haun, himself, then the new, expanded book from his son, Jim. Col Haun saw the Air Force from a very wide perspective-fighters, transports, Europe and the Hump. A son of the Depression,he was sworn into the Tennessee National Guard by then-Major William Tunner, who became the foremost proponent of military airlift.
With the advent of World War Two, Jim Haun flew the P-47 in Europe. In fact, for a long time, he had his very own Thunderbolt; two, in fact. When a Luftwaffe attack destroyed the first one,a new one was cobbled together. Later in the war, Col Haun transferred to the China-Burma-India (CBI)Remembering An Unsung Giant - The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People Theater, where he flew transport missions over the Hump.
Col Haun continued in the Air Force and transports. Near the end of his service, he was assigned as vice-wing commander of the 1501st Air Transport Wing, Travis AFB, CA, where he checked out in the huge Douglas C-133 Cargomaster. His years of experience stood him in good stead in several situations with that airplane, including a seat-of-the-pants landing at Cape Canaveral, after the airplane lost all electical power.
After his retirement, Col Haun returned to Tennessee. There, he stayed in aviation as an instructor and working on home-built aircraft.
James Haun was a pilot who did his own thing, in many instances, and succeeded. He was a proud pilot and patriot who exemplified the highest qualities as a man, a an officer and a pilot. He was fittingly admitted to the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.
His book is interesting, fun and very informative.