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Lt. Bill Farrow Doolottle Raider

Griffin, John Chandler

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ISBN 10: 1589804228 / ISBN 13: 9781589804227
Published by Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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biography of bill farrow south carolina doolittle raider who was captured by the japanese, tried and executed by them. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 017744

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Title: Lt. Bill Farrow Doolottle Raider

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Front Free Fly

Edition: First Edition.

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Story of a WWII pilot awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in the historic Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. Lt. William G. Farrow, a 24-year-old North Carolina pilot, was fighting to keep America free, regardless of personal risk. His voluntary role in the raid on Tokyo was to bomb the Mitsubishi aircraft factory. Farrow was captured when his plane went down and later executed in a Shanghai cemetery. In the final hours leading to his execution, Lt. Farrow prepared to die the way he lived, as a witness to God and His will. This is an account of the high-profile mission designed to boost American morale and put Japan on notice and the American hero who helped make it possible.

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Daring and dangerous, the historic WWII Doolittle Raid was a bold military strike aimed at boosting morale during an American low point in the war. Bombing military targets in Japan came with enormous risk, but Lt. Bill Farrow's voluntary acceptance and participation in this mission was a direct reflection of his personal resolve and moral fiber.

In this biographical account, Dr. John Chandler Griffin sets the stage for Farrow's military service, acquainting us with his turbulent early family life and the unwavering love of his mother and aunt. The events that led to the twenty-four-year-old South Carolina pilot's death by firing squad on October 15, 1942--his enlistment, his fateful voluntary role in the raid on Tokyo, and his capture and imprisonment--took on spiritual as well as patriotic meaning for Farrow, who was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Written with respect for Farrow's upbringing, personal courage, religious faith, and zest for life, Lt. Bill Farrow: Doolittle Raider is an inspiring story about the darkest of American times and an unassuming man who lived and died as a shining example of faith.

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A distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Dr. John Chandler Griffin has published fourteen books. In 2000, Gov. Jim Hodges named him to the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest award. Abraham Lincoln's Execution is his most recent Pelican title.

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