Attention on Deck! - A Robotech Warrior's Life and Times

Captain Jeffrey Dale Framton, RDFN (Ret.)

ROBOTECH: Attention on Deck! - A Robotech Warrior's Life and Times - by Captain Jeffrey Dale Framton, RDFN (ret.)

Hardback Cover Layout by
Admiral James T. Kirk

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Praise for the Robotech Autobiography "Attention On Deck!"

"The true story of one of the Robotech Defense Force's top aces in his own words. Through three Robotech Wars, Captain Framton takes the reader on a breathtaking journey of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. A must read for anyone wanting to know what flying a Veritech Fighter in combat is really like."

--Donald Wilson, Information World Magazine

"I just finished reading 'Attention on Deck!' and I was breath taken! The book is pure brilliance. I just couldn't put it down."

--Grant Power, RDF Times Magazine

"Jake Framton has done what no other has yet been able to: put the reader in the cockpit of a Veritech! Fasten your seatbelts! What a story!"

--COL A.P. Rutland, REFMC (ret.)

"Easily the most compelling book about the Robotech Wars ever written. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. More importantly, it will make you appreciate the magnitude of Earth's greatest struggle."

--LTGEN Michael "Mad Mike" Choi, RDFMC, (ret.)

"Hands down the best Naval Aviation autobiography since 'Feet Wet.' Framton is a master storyteller. Five huge stars!"

--RADM Mike "Python" Connally, REFN (ret.)

"['Attention On Deck!'] is no run-of-the-mill war story. It is a brutally honest look at the life of a combat pilot, not just in the cockpit, but at home and in the heart. Captain Framton keeps no secrets in this sweepingly emotional, often amazing, tale. A modern classic. Highly recommended."

--Delaina DeRoeck, Insights

"Finally! A view inside the cockpit [of a Veritech]! The only things missing are the G's!"

--William Osgood, Military Aviation Magazine


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Jason W. Smith*

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Based on characters and situations from
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Smitty's Picks


    If you like "Attention On Deck!" you'll love these other great stories!

  • "Samurai!" by Saburo Sakai - (Classics of Naval Literature Series Edition Recommended)
  • "Pak Six" by G.I. Basel
  • "Feet Wet by RADM Paul T. Gillcrist, USN (ret.)
  • "Fate is the Hunter" by Ernest K. Gann
  • "The First and the Last" by Adolph Galland
  • "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
  • "Tale of a Guinea Pig" by Geoffrey Page
  • "The Big Show" by Pierre Clostermann (Also wrote "Flames in the Sky")
  • "Into the Teeth of the Tiger" by Donald S. Lopez
  • "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" by Capt. Ted W. Lawson
  • "Stuka Pilot" by Hans Ulrich Rudel


    NOTE: Although these titles may be out of print you can still back order them!
    Just do a search using the author's name or the title at or Barnes & Noble

    PAK SIX - Gene I. Basel

    Terrible Tina

    "Lead, you're on fire!"

    Read this true story--it isn't a long book, but it's a good one. For a summary, click on the image above.
    For online ordering, check out AMAZON.COM as Gene passed away in 2004. He was a pretty cool guy.


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