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Rarely does one find a work of this type which covers an area of wartime operations that have long been overlooked and neglected. The author, citing his own wartime contributions, skillfully integrates action on the battle fronts with the war's gigantic production and support on America's Homefront.
The wartime diary of Walbrook D. Swank includes war news day by day, plus events in the manpower and war production activities of the Army Air Corps. Thirty cents of every war dollar was spent in support of American air power which provided the key to the Allied Victory in World War II.
Diary items include relations with Generals Jimmy Doolittle; Elliott Roosevelt, the president's son; Charles A. Lindbergh; Jimmy Stewart, the movie actor; William Knudsen, head of production, U.S. Army, formerly head of the war production board; and William E. Farthing, Commanding Officer, Hickam Field, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. He recalls having luncheon with the warden of Alcatraz and touring the prison. He tells about returning the remains of an officer, killed in the explosion of his aircraft, to his home and participating in the funeral. He recounts the perils of a nighttime hotel fire, the catching of an international oil swindler, and many other intriguing events.
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Book Description Burd Street Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG1572490233
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