James H Kasler

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General Information

Name: James H Kasler

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1926 in South Bend, Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Col Kasler lives in Momence, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Colonel James H. Kasler is to date the only person to be awarded the Air Force Cross three times. The Air Force Cross ranks just below the Medal of Honor as an award for extraordinary heroism in combat. Kasler is a combat veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In Korea, as an F-86 Sabre pilot with the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, he was recognized as an ace, credited with shooting down MiG-15s. Kasler flew a combined 198 combat missions and was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam from August 1966 until March 1973.

Published Works

  • The Hanoi POL Strike, Air War College, 1974
  • Tempered Steel: The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler (Written by Berry Luckett and Charles Byler), , Potomac Books Inc, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tempered Steel: The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler

ISBN: 157488834X
Release Date: 2005-02-18

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External Links

James H Kasler on WorldCat

James H Kasler on Amazon


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