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Nightfighter: Radar Intercept Killer Mark A. Magruder

Nightfighter: Radar Intercept Killer

Mark A. Magruder

Published January 24th 2012
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Kindle Edition
304 pages
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Marion Milton Black Mack Magruder, USMC, was one of the first American pilots to learn the art of Airborne Radar Intercept Operations and maintenance. During World War II, Magruder and three other pilots were selected by Maj. Gen. R. J. Mitchell toMoreMarion Milton Black Mack Magruder, USMC, was one of the first American pilots to learn the art of Airborne Radar Intercept Operations and maintenance. During World War II, Magruder and three other pilots were selected by Maj. Gen. R. J. Mitchell to learn the specialized techniques from Englands Royal Air Force. Pressed for time after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they finished a one-year program in an astonishing three months. This biography follows Magruders WWII actions, highlighting his accomplishments as leader of the top-scoring Nightfighter Squadron in the Pacific Theatre. Magruder trained an independent squadron of pilots just out of flight school. This unit continually achieved so-called impossible standards and cheated death on a nightly basis. Never-before-released information from Colonel Magruders private files, VMF(N)533 Squadron War Diaries, After Action Reports, and Secret Communiques have been incorporated into this tale of military evolvement and American heroes.