The Bush Blaster Battalion: Army Anti-Aircraft in New Guinea & The Philippines

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Read the little known story of the World War II Army Anti-Aircraft units in the Pacific, and how they helped win the war.? Discover how and why one ack-ack battalion became known as the Bush Blasters.? Learn how the men adapted to the danger, the heat, the rain, the mud, the mosquitoes, the misery and the boredom of life in the field.? Read about strange and fascinating local customs of the New Guinea and Filipino people, from headhunting to John the Baptist.? Find out how the Filipino people continued to fight and survive during years of Japanese occupation, and how they reacted to the arrival of the Allies.? Learn the amazing hardships the Philippines endured, and how quickly conditions changed after the Allies arrived.? Read letters from home, and how the war was fought in the cornfields and feedlots of the Midwest, as well as at the front.? Get a feeling of the longings for home and the girls they left behind.? See what memories still linger fifty-seven years after the war."He has quite a talent for writing."-W. H. Ownby, local draft board official"By the way, Kenny informs me that I'm now a literary sensation in the field of journalism. It seems that the local readers of the Journal Gazette are being held breathless by some of my letters."-Excerpt from one of John's letters

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John Roy was raised on a farm in East Central Illinois, where he learned important skills for an army career: hard work, perseverance, personal responsibility, and how to handle a firearm. He attended postwar college on the GI bill, and soon became a successful business owner in southern California, where he now lives in his comfortable retirement home overlooking the Pacific.

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