Goes to War
|A Cowbo Goes to War
|Ralph McDougal, Maj. USAF (Ret.)
x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Patriot Media Incorporated
Biography & Autobiography / Military
A Cowboy Goes to War is a fascinating accounting of history spanning into three centuries as
told from an often humorous perspective by 89-year-old Ralph McDougal.
Raised on a rural ranch in Southwestern
New Mexico during the 1930s, Ralph shares tales of family outlaws, Pancho Villa, growing up as a cowboy, riding trails and
building dams as a teenager, and later of going off to war.
Upon entering into World War II by enlisting
in the U.S. Army Air Corps, McDougal was trained as a bombardier/navigator for the B-26 bomber, flying missions over Germany.
Among the World War II planes Ralph flew are the B-26 Martin Marauder—the first B-26 Trainer which he flew in until
they were removed from combat.
After the war, Ralph served in the United States Air Force as a senior
ranking Non Commissioned Officer working in aerial photography. Duties included mapping the entire Empire of Japan.