“Skunk Works” by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos
During the night before the Air War began in 1991, crew members found dead bats lying around the Steath Fighter’s in their hangers. The bats could not “see” the planes and were crashing into them and killing themselves. This gave the pilots some confidence in the technology they were taking into combat. No Stealth Fighter was ever hit in the Gulf War.
This is a very entertaining look at what went on at the Skunk Works in the 1950’s through the Gulf War period. If you like aviation history, you’ll love the stories told by the man in charge.