Local Author Spotlight: The Hamfist Series by G.E. Nolly


Local resident, retired Air Force pilot and retired airline pilot George Nolly, writing under the name G.E. Nolly, has published a series of novels based on actual events about air combat in the Vietnam War.

The Hamfist Series follows Air Force pilot Hamilton “Hamfist” Hancock as he evolves from an inexperienced Lieutenant flying the small and slow O-2A Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft in Vietnam to a seasoned combat pilot flying the F-4 Phantom aircraft in the skies over North Vietnam.

The first book in the series, Hamfist Over The Trail, won the Gold Medal in the Global Ebook Awards, while the sequel, Hamfist Down!, was selected Book of the Month by the Military Writers Society of America and won the Bronze Medal in their annual book awards.

The Hamfist Series novels are available in both print and Kindle through Amazon and booksellers everywhere.

About the Author
George Nolly served as a pilot in the United States Air Force, flying 315 combat missions on two successive tours of duty in Vietnam, earning 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 24 Air Medals, in O-2A and F-4 aircraft.  He was the last Air Force pilot to complete 100 missions over North Vietnam.  While in the Air Force, George received the Tactical Air Command Instructo Pilot of the Year Award.

Following his Air Force duty, he joined United Airlines and rose to the position of B-777 Standards Captain.  He also served as a Federal Flight Deck Officer.  After his retirement from United, George accepted a position as a B-777 Captain with Jet Airways, operating throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  He now flight instructs in the B-777 and B-787.

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