This book tells the story of the 58th Fighter Squadron, a unit that was crucial to the success of Operation Desert Storm. It provides an in-depth look at how these brave pilots fought and overcame incredible obstacles while performing their dangerous mission.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about the 58th Fighter Squadron and their role in Operation Desert Storm. It provides an overview of all that these pilots accomplished, as well as detailing some of the challenges they faced while fighting in this intense conflict.
- The author does an excellent job of describing the action and putting the reader in the cockpit.
- The book is well researched with extensive primary source material.
- It provides a unique perspective on Operation Desert Storm that is not typically found in other histories of the conflict.
- May be too technical for some readers
- May contain inaccuracies due to its reliance on oral histories
- Possibly biased in favor of the 58th Fighter Squadron
Learn more about the author
Mike Guardia is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was awarded a degree in history. He has also been published in several military journals and magazines.
“If you’re at all interested in aerial dogfighting, Desert Storm, or just badass stories of perseverance and heroism under pressure then this is the book for you. Mike Guardia has done an amazing job weaving together the stories of 58th Fighter Squadron pilots into a cohesive narrative that’s hard to put down.”
“This book is excellent. It offers a rare and detailed glimpse into the lives of fighter pilots in combat, which I found fascinating.”
” Skybreak is a gripping, all-encompassing history of the 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron’s perilous deployment to Desert Storm in 1991. Author Mike Guardia covers every detail of their gruelling experience arcade style, from pre-mission training through post-combat reintegration – yielding an impressively well rounded and endlessly readable account of one squadron’s baptism by fire. “
“A detailed and highly personal account of the 58th FS in Desert Storm. Guardia’s passion for flying comes across on every page, as does his admiration and respect for the men he served with – both in combat and back home.”