My Life in the Air Force, Stein. In 1943, the author left college for Lackland Air Field to learn to fly. By the time he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, he had flown everything from BT-13s and B-24s to B-52s and C-47s. Here, he recalls running an AT-17 into a dry lakebed, a B-25 crashing into a stockade and a B-47 mission that almost ended tragically. In short, this is an account of a typical career as an air force officer, complete with frustrations, moral dilemmas, and the occasional harrowing experience. 200 pages, 29 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.