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

Author: John R Bruning
Publisher: New York ; Boston Hachette Books 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Biografie
Named Person: Paul Irvin Gunn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bruning
ISBN: 9780316339407 0316339407 9780316464307 0316464309
OCLC Number: 967968062
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043905377
Description: xviii, 523 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten, Portraits
Responsibility: John R. Bruning.

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A remarkable, untold WWII story: INDESTRUCTIBLE is an against-all-odds tale of a renegade pilot consumed by his personal mission to rescue his family in time of war--and who happened to change its  Read more...

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"In INDESTRUCTIBLE, Bruning does a fine job of recounting two parallel storylines, alternating between Gunn's unconventional brilliance in cobbling together aircraft for the defense of Australia and Read more...

 
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