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The Airmen: The Story of American Fliers in World War II.

HOYT, Edwin P.

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company [1990], New York, 1990
ISBN 10: 0070306338 / ISBN 13: 9780070306332
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Title: The Airmen: The Story of American Fliers in ...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company [1990], New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Small 4to. Blue cloth spine and grey paper over boards, dust jacket. xiv, 418pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A tight and handsome first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 36352

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From Publishers Weekly: Based on interviews, letters and unpublished manuscripts, this oral history, a companion volume to Hoyt's The GI's War , shows how U.S. pilots and crewmen fought WW II in the air. Specific exploits are described: the sinking of a U-boat off North Carolina, Capt. Colin Kelly's heroic self-sacrifice during defense of the Philippines, the Doolittle raid over Tokyo, America's first encounter with the fearsome Messerschmitt 262 jet fighter. A longer piece explains how Col. Thomas Jeffrey turned the demoralized 100th Bombardment Group into an effective fighting force; a respectful recap of "those who also served" tells the touching story of Cpl. Jake Jones, who yearned for transfer from a stateside training command to the combat zone. This collection of action-packed vignettes provides compelling descriptions of strategies, tales of survival and feats of bravery. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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