I wish to provide some historical perspective on the input by Sojo of the “Boots” Blesse tactics summary. Not for historical correctness. No Guts No Glory (Blesse & Cleveland). Article code P-NGNG (Blesse & Cleveland). Condition New. No Guts No Glory by Ray Waddley. Signed by Boots Blesse. Betty Blesse, wife of late Maj. Gen. Frederick “Boots” Blesse, watches as two F-4 Phantom II aircraft fly overhead during a memorial dedication.

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One last thought is that the lack of view from a cockpit, unlike real world, just makes the WoWP welded wingman incapable of performing his primary role. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Distinguished Flying Cross with V device and silver oak leaf cluster.

No Guts, No Glory by Frederick C. Blesse

Bryan Schrepel marked it as to-read Apr 04, In context, Blesse was telling leaders in the United States Air Force to how to properly train newer pilots. Enter your email address. Ok, if you are the last blessf planes. Andaman Phusanawan marked it as to-read Dec 27, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. As recently as3, copies were reproduced and sent to tactical units in the field. The first thing that jumped out at me was a wingman never loses his leader.

Frederick C. Blesse

The gist of it was that when No Guts, No Glory was written and circulated on an ad hoc basis around the USAF fighter community blesse was already going out of date.

Languages Norsk Edit links. He reversed the trend around the circle and got some shots off at the foe – who booots to break away. Keeping your speed high, conserving energy, but turning and following them enough to keep his tail clear and ready to jump in should the bandit get the better of him or someone tries to sneak up on him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It put smiles to my face cuz of how highly regarded and respected he was by my group of fighter pilots at Nellis.


Harkey rated it liked it Jo 23, In the military, it helps to have accurate information so certain targets can be attacked quickly and efficiently.

But with modern weapons systems, he adds, attacks also may be mounted from in front. Hgfdjyt marked it as to-read Jul 20, At the time of his return to the United States in Octoberhe was America’s leading jet ace.

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bill Elliott added it Aug 05, You are commenting using your WordPress.

Army of Occupation Medal with ‘Japan’ clasp. He cannot perform the welded wingman functions from a 2D monitor screen.

Found a PDF of “No Guts No Glory” by Maj. Gen. Blesse – General Discussion – Baseops Forums

Ron marked it as to-read May 26, Please log in to reply. United States Air Force. The changes came about because of aircraft detection system technical leaps, missile developments and pilots having much more training. Well, since WOWP’s is base from the late ‘s, ‘s, to the mid ‘s, the doctrine on the applied tactics befits the time frame. He retired from the USAF on April 1,with more than 6, flying hours in fighter-type aircraft and more than hours combat time to his credit.

In a search for the text, I came across a forum post on Flying Squadron website.

“No Guts No Glory” by L/Col. Frederick C. Blesse.

After proving himself as a wingman, he moves up to Element Leader, then Flight Leader. He just hangs on, does not shoot unless cleared by is leader and is there to alert the leader to a threat; whilst leader can concentrate on out maneuvering and killing an enemy bird. If you don’t think this can’t happen, I’ve got at least 7 kills that way.


Air Force Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster. The idea of a wingman is a good one, not the welded wing blesse a loose trail or overwatch position ready to clear your wingmates blessw.

It was all because of how the US went to war then. All of these qualities together add up to the one bolts a training program must produce if the graduate pilots are to be successful in combat—aggressiveness.

Retrieved 29 May 29, Whether you are honoring fallen soldiers, have a stick exercise regimen, or are getting a head start to summer, have a safe Memorial Day! Simple, we just do not have the communications to support it.

In it, he reminded pilots of the value of formation flying. No Guts, No Glory. That one strongly pertains to WoWP today.

The calm, inspirational Boelcke was idolized among his pilots—von Richthofen the Red Baron among them. He was then assigned as a member of the Air Staff with the inspector general at Norton Air Force Base, where he served until August He lived with his wife, Betty, in Florida.

He was an intellectual and highly principled guy.