"SECRETS... HOAXES... ESPIONAGE.... GOOD THING HE WAS ON OUR SIDE..." Join Dale Cox as he reminisces in this collection of “sea stories,” spanning his 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy, starting as a newly commissioned Ensign in 1942, and ending when he left the service to work for the CIA. These tales include little known events of World War II and the Korean War from a naval officer’s perspective. In these anecdotes, Cox vividly details his experiences in the South Pacific, then tells about leaving the USS Shangri La just after the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. You’ll hear how he talks himself onboard a Curtis C-46 with Captain Tyrone Power, pilot, Maureen O’Hara, and 10 USO chorus girls leaving Iwo Jima bound for home. Share in his recollections about piloting a photo reconnaissance plane on secret missions over China. In 1954 his life changed again when he was handpicked to enter Test Pilot School. For the next six years he was a Navy Test Pilot, during which time he established two transcontinental speed records. In 1959, he was one of 32 contenders in the selection for Project Mercury, America’s first astronaut program. In 1962 he was selected for Captain, instead, he retired to work for the CIA. In these pages, you will read outstanding stories of Cox’s experiences in all his roles… stories of a courageous life of service to country and family…a life of commitment to personal ideals…and be inspired. These experiences also provide the background for Cox’s first two books, Top Secret Flight and Tango Trajectory.
Alexandre did an excellent job on the cover for the memoir "Now Hear This." Not only was the design and styling excellent, but his responsiveness to making changes was evidence of his total professionalism and caring.