Terrence G. Popravak, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, and served in the US Air Force for nearly 24 years at Stateside bases and overseas, retiring in 2010. He is a volunteer historian with the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing and frequently writes on the unit's history, in addition to writing several aviation/military history web logs.
"Check Six! is the riveting personal story of James C. Curran's
adventures flying the P-47 Thunderbolt in combat in the Pacific
Theater during World War II; it is the kind of book that makes you
proud to be an American... a wonderful, fast-paced read, and I
highly recommend it for any World War II aviation
"For any student of the air war in the Pacific, this is a useful work."--Air Power History