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  Alan C. Carey           

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I'm a military historian and author who writes about little known aspects of military aviation history.


Background Information

Education: Masters in Public Administration, BA in History from Southwest Texas State University. Military Service: 1984 to 1988, I served as an M-60 machine gunner in the Marine Corps Reserve. From 1988 to 1991 and 1996 to 1998, I served in the Army Reserve and Texas Army National Guard as a Chemical Defense Specialist.

Birth Place
Orange, CA USA
Accomplishments

Through my research, I was able to have the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to my dad and three members of his World War II bomber crew.
I appeared on the History Channels show, Dogfights.

Additional Information

"We Flew Alone" has been called, "Excellent, Impressive, and Exceptional."

Fernando Ortiz Jr. Corpus Christi Caller-Times February 18, 2001

First of two volumes puts face on flyers who fought and died in the Central and Southwest Pacific.

An excellent exploration of U.S. Navy bombing squadrons. His sentiments, which are central to his writing's straightforward elegance and his mastery of a mountain of detail, are eloquently encapsulated in his forward and perfectly explain the power of this exceptional work. Carey doesn't just list squadrons but rather gives life to the men who comprised them. He paints a vivid portrait of tremendous night attacks and endless patrols over forbidding stretches of ocean, of bombing runs at dawn and breathtaking air battles as warships explode far below, of fiery crashes and unexplained disappearances.



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