Five young American men, fresh out of Marine fighter pilot school, are catapulted into a war battered by the winds of the Pacific…; one yellow-belly, one over-confident intellectual, one phlegmatic Brit, one spoilt bourgeois and one comedian. Confronting them is an army of fanatic Japanese pilots thirsty for victory, all highly skilled and who know their aircraft like the back of their hand!
The tropical paradise, dubbed the “Death Zone”, has big surprises in store for the five young adventurous pilots. On first contact with the enemy, they narrowly escape death. Their days are numbered. All hope is lost. Until Faust, a mathematical genius and master of calculation, pulls out an ace to save them. At least that’s what they think…
Writer Pierre Veys, known for his humorous comic books, pens another great work, here partnering with illustrator Alberto Lingua. Together, they join the ranks of aviation storywriters and recount the destiny of these young American pilots, with their striking and appealing personalities. While the author regularly resorts to humor, he draws on real facts and so the war and its tragedies are never far off.
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