About the Author
Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force (USAF) colonel who spent nine of his 26-year career in Western Europe and retired with approximately 3,200 hours of fast jet time, almost half of that as an F-15 Eagle pilot._ As commander of the 32d Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq acquiring over 100 hours of combat time in the F-15, making him an expert on F-15 employment, especially in operations over Iraq. _Dildy is a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history and attended the US Armed Forces Staff College and USAF Air War College._ Additionally he has a Masters Degree in Political Science. _As part of his formal military education, he authored several campaign studies._ He has also authored several articles for notable US aviation history magazines, including pieces on the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian air arms' defense against the German invasions of 1940._ He is a regular contributor to the amateur modeling magazine Small Air Forces Observer. The author lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.