The Victory of the Lightning
This is a historical-fictional book of two identical twins that were separated at birth and grew up in different circumstances. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor they both joined the Air Force; at different times. They came together at Guadalcanal as two fighter pilots who looked similar but one was an officer and the other was a Non Commissioned Officer. The NCO pilot was part of the squadron that his twin commanded. The other pilots noticed but were careful not to speak out and usually just looked for the rank before they spoke.
The Japanese pilots were highly trained in tactics and had much better aircraft, the Japanese “ZERO” was better than anything available. It could out run, out turn and climb to thirty thousand feet and then dive on U.S. aircraft with immunity. Later Lockheed built the Lightning P-38 which could operate near the speed of sound and would out climb the Zero to thirty thousand feet and then; the “Land of the Rising Sun” began to sink until the rising sun was hardly seen. The Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor lived only long enough to watch P-38s attack his transport shooting him down.