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Dick Cole S War

Author : Dennis R. Okerstrom
ISBN : 9780826273550
Genre : History
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With the 100th anniversary of his birth on September 7, 2015 Dick Cole has long stood in the powerful spotlight of fame that has followed him since his B-25 was launched from a Navy carrier and flown toward Japan just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In recognition the tremendous boost Doolittle’s Raid gave American morale, members of The Tokyo Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014. Doolittle’s Raid was only the opening act of Cole’s flying career during the war. When that mission was complete and all of the 16 aircraft had crash-landed in China, many of the survivors were assigned to combat units in Europe. Cole remained in India after their rescue and was assigned to Ferrying Command, flying the Hump of the Himalayas for a year in the world’s worst weather, with inadequate aircraft, few aids to navigation, and inaccurate maps. More than 600 aircraft with their crews were lost during this monumental effort to keep China in the war, but Cole survived and rotated home in 1943. He was home just a few months when he was recruited for the First Air Commandos and he returned to India to participate in Project 9, the aerial invasion of Burma.
Category: History

Project 9

Author : Dennis R. Okerstrom
ISBN : 9780826273222
Genre : History
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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H. H. “Hap” Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom’s in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America’s first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six.
Category: History

The Final Mission Of Bottoms Up

Author : Dennis Okerstrom
ISBN : 9780826219480
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the story of Lieutenant Lee Lamar, copilot of the B-24 "Bottoms Up," after his plane was shot down in 1944, recounting his capture and imprisonment as a POW, the identification of his plane's wreckage sixty years later by a Croatian archaeologist, and his journey back to Croatia with the author in hopes of gaining closure.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Doolittle Raid

Author : Duane P. Schultz
ISBN : 0312916531
Genre : History
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Recounts the first United States bombing raid on Tokyo, just four months after the attack at Pearl Harbor, and assesses the psychological importance of the raid
Category: History

359th Fighter Group

Author : Jack H Smith
ISBN : 9781782005353
Genre : History
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Nicknamed the 'Unicorns', the 359th FG was one of the last groups to arrive in the UK for service in the ETO with the Eighth Air Force. First seeing action on 13 December 1943, the group initially flew bomber escort sweeps in P-47s, before converting to the ubiquitous P-51 in March/April 1944. Throughout its time in the ETO, the 359th was credited with the destruction of 351 enemy aircraft destroyed between December 1943 and May 1945. The exploits of all 12 aces created by the group are detailed, along with the most significant missions flown. This book also discusses the various markings worn by the group's three squadrons, the 368th, 369th and 370th FSs
Category: History

The Last Fighter Pilot

Author : Don Brown
ISBN : 9781621575559
Genre : History
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*A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!* The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book. From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over—but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America's last living World War II veterans.
Category: History

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Author : Ted W. Lawson
ISBN : 9781574885545
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author tells about his part in the bombing of Tokyo on the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies

Author : Timothy E. Parker
ISBN : 9780470555378
Genre : Games
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A puzzle-packed guide tailored to the interests of the older generation Are you over the age of 55? Looking for some great crossword puzzles? Better yet, how about a collection of crosswords that is tailored to your interests? Look no further. Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies fits the bill. This compilation of challenging and entertaining crossword puzzles is perfect for you if you want to challenge your brain, preserve mental fitness-and are just looking for some fun! It's a known fact that keeping the mind active and healthy can reduce the risk of such conditions as dementia; plus, puzzles have been proven to strengthen memory and mind function. Helps you maintain an active and productive mind by providing fun games designed to stimulate the brain Uses large print for easy reading Contains 150 puzzles arranged from easy to difficult that are specifically designed to pique the interest of those over 55 Timothy E. Parker is the Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the "World's Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler" according to Guinness World Records So keep your mind sharp while you have a great time with Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies!
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The Dead And Those About To Die

Author : John C. McManus
ISBN : 9780451415301
Genre : History
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Provides a detailed, harrowing account of the D-Day assault on Omaha Beach from the perspective of the courageous soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division as well as from the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with mines and other dangerous obstacles.
Category: History