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Wake Island pilot : a World War II memoir

Author: John F Kinney; James M McCaffrey
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, Inc., 2005.
Series: Memories of war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Within hours of the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese struck the small U.S. garrison on Wake Island. As his squadron's engineering office, Marine pilot John F. Kinney oversaw the repair of damaged planes when he himself was not in the air fighting off the Japanese assault. After the Americans held out for an incredible two weeks, Kinney was captured by the Japanese but eventually escaped in China. Wake Island Pilot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: John F Kinney; John F Kinney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Kinney; James M McCaffrey
ISBN: 157488204X 9781574882049 157488736X 9781574887365
OCLC Number: 62237804
Notes: Originally published: ©1995.
Description: x, 200 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Born to fly --
Flying at last --
War clouds --
Battle for Wake --
Captured --
Woosung Prison --
Kiangwan Prison --
Escape --
Peace, another war, and peace again.
Series Title: Memories of war.
Responsibility: John F. Kinney with James M. McCaffrey.

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Tells the story of John F. Kinney - hero, POW escapee, and aviation pioneer. It contains the first full-length account of a successful escape by a Marine captured in one of the great battles of World  Read more...

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"General Kinney's firsthand account of his unique experiences in World War II is guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of the chair. From the heroic defense of Wake Island to the horrible years Read more...

 
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