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Silent Wings: The Saga of the U.S. Army and Marine Combat Glider Pilots During World War II

Devlin, Gerard M.

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ISBN 10: 0312724608 / ISBN 13: 9780312724603
Published by St Martin's Press, New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Tight, clean and crisp. A touch of light shelf wear to dustjacket, otherwise an excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; 1.6 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 410 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 24583

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Title: Silent Wings: The Saga of the U.S. Army and ...

Publisher: St Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.

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Describes the use of gliders in air and land battles and discusses the development of American military glider planes

From Publishers Weekly:

An impressive achievement in research and narrative skill, this is a comprehensive history of the U.S. WW II glider warfare in the Mediterranean theater, Europe, Burma and the Pacific. The men who flew these flimsy crates risked their lives by virtually crash-landing their heavily laden craft behind enemy lines, often doubling as infantrymen on landing. The missions were dangerous, and the volume is filled with tense survival and rescue stories as well as descriptions of large-scale disasters. Devlin (Paratrooper) works into the engrossing drama much information about the technical evolution of glider aeronautics and tactical problems, as well as quality-control snags with various defense contractors. The book includes more than 100 photos of glider pilots, their craft (plus British, German and Japanese gliders) and rare wartime scenes. An unusual World War II history about unsung heroes. Military Book Club selection. November 19
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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