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Flyboys : a true story of courage

Author: James Bradley
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers--Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there--were shot down. One of those nine was miraculously rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured and held by Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. Then they disappeared.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bradley
ISBN: 0316105848 9780316105842
OCLC Number: 52071383
Description: 398 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Declassified --
Civilize-ation --
Spirit war --
The third dimension --
The rape of China --
The ABCD encirclement --
Flyboys --
doing the impossible --
Airpower --
Yellow devils, white devils --
To the Pacific --
Carrier war --
No mans land --
No surrender --
Kichiku --
Fire war --
Enduring the unendurable --
Casualties of war.
Responsibility: James Bradley.

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Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers--Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there--were shot down. One of those nine was miraculously rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured and held by Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. Then they disappeared.

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