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Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII

Author: John R Bruning
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bruning, John R.
Indestructible.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016021715
(OCoLC)948572948
Named Person: Paul Irvin Gunn; Paul Irvin Gunn
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bruning
ISBN: 9780316339391 0316339393 9780316312226 0316312223
OCLC Number: 960638373
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 523 pages, 8 unnumbered pages plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Part 1 Philippine Odyssey --
The Last Normal Day --
The Mysterious Traveler --
Into the Storm --
The Voice of Manila --
The Day of Fiestas --
Terror in the Night --
Silver Screen Scenes --
Running Toward Trouble --
The Middle-Aged Recruit --
Outlaw Son of a Lawman --
The Noose --
American Red Baron --
Refugee Allies --
Routine in Chaos --
Christmas Eve --
The Last Broadcast --
Part 2 The Legend of Pappy Gunn --
Early Legends --
The Perilous Consequence of Not in Stock --
Daniel Boone of the Dutch East Indies --
Eight Avenue Rules --
Pappy and Miss EMF --
Voiding the Warranty --
Where the Weak Are Prey --
Wainwright to MacArthur: Where Is Captain Gunn? --
The Indomitable Luck of Pappy Gunn --
The Canberra Commandos and the Numerous Troubles That Ensued --
Killing von Gronau --
Secrets, Spies, and Mystery Holes --
Survival Versus Sin --
The Death-Dealing Sweetheart with the Jack Dempsey Crouch --
"The Gun-Craziest Man I Ever Met" --
Bust 'Em George, the Undocumented Renegade General --
Clara Crosby Comes of Age --
Margaret, Pappy's Radical, Scrappy, Letha Engine of Death --
The War on Hope --
Blood and Fire --
Reconnections and Revolutions --
Part 3 Homeward Bound --
Later Legends --
Gunship Summer --
Miss Priss Strikes Back --
The Pinky and the Lungs --
On the Tail of Custer's Ghost --
The Vow of Last Resort --
Pappy's Final Battle --
The Sweet Georgia Peach --
War Made Animals of Men 00 Ward Six.
Responsibility: John R. Bruning.

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