War: Last Flight

At 34, grey-haired Lieut. Colonel Walter K. Selenger was still one of the hottest pilots in the U.S. Air Force. A middle-aged man as jet fighter pilots go, "Lefty" Selenger could fly with the best of the Air Force's youngsters and, with 2,041 jet hours in his logbook, he outranked them all in flying time.

Before he entered the Air Force in 1941, California-born Lefty Selenger was a professional minor-league baseball pitcher and a schoolteacher. He was a crack pilot in World War II, racked up 51 combat missions, switched to jets. In 1948...

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