This is the author's Korean War memoir. Through his university studies, Leue joined the U.S. Navy's V-5 program, and trained as a fighter pilot, winning his wings in late 1949. He learned to fly the vaunted Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair of World War II fame and shares with the reader the wealth of his combat experiences aboard aircraft carriers between 1950 and 1952. By the time Leue was tour-expired, he had transitioned to jets, flying the F9F-2 Panther fighter on flak suppression missions against Chinese and North Korean forces.
As a way of rounding out the memoir, Leue shares with the reader in the final chapter the crystallization of his decidedly right-wing views on the Cold War since his service in Korea. This is the first Korean War memoir I've come across and it was very much well-worth reading. Leue takes the reader with him in the cockpit so that you, the reader, can vicariously experience the thrills and hazards of flying and combat.