Jack Barnes Sr.

By Your Leave, Sir

By Your Leave, Sir by Jack Barnes Sr.
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nonfiction Biographies, History
For readers of:Ian W. Toll, Chuck Yeager, Adam Makos
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Print Length372
PublisherHollister Press
Publication DateJuly 3, 2015
About the Book

Hitching a ride in a stolen U.S. government Secret Service car, just minutes before police lights appeared in the rear-view mirror, put 17-year-old Jack H. Barnes in a spot that volunteering for the U.S. Navy seemed like a good idea. Once it got to know him, the Navy wasn’t so sure it agreed. In the summer of 1945, he found himself on the unfinished, under-supplied USS Pine Island, en route to Tokyo Harbor.

In By Your Leave, Sir, Barnes tells the story of how he got himself into hot water, out into the middle of the ocean, into more hot water, and onto a Japanese seaplane. It’s the Pacific during World War II as you’ve never seen it before.

About the Author

Jack H. Barnes Sr. was born in the early 1920’s, raised in Placerville California. On a wet dark night in the spring of 1942, after breaking down, he hitched a ride that changed his life forever. Since coming back from the Alaska, Jack went on to work for the federal government as an airplane mechanic, and then became a real estate broker. He has been blessed with the chance to watch his children, his children’s children, and his children’s children’s children come into the world. Today, Jack lives in California with his wife of 50+ years, and their dog Buddy.

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