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Memoirs of a B-29 pilot

Author: Charles R Reyher
Publisher: Bennington, Vermont : Merriam Press, 2012. ©2008
Series: Military history monograph series (Bennington, Vt.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles R Reyher; Charles R Reyher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Reyher
ISBN: 9781470015466 1470015463
OCLC Number: 930921068
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: 202 pages : illustrations, map. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why the B-29 was built --
Deming, New Mexico --
The China B-29s --
Hobbs, New Mexico --
Sioux City, Iowa --
Formation flying --
Harvard, Nebraska --
My first look at a B-29 --
Meeting my crew --
The solo flight with my crew --
The 315th Bomb Wing readies for Guam --
The "Chicago Queen" leaves for Guam --
Northwest Field, Guam --
Air combat begins --
The special mission of the 315th Bomb Wing --
Status of the air war in June 1945 --
Mission planning and getting ready --
Maximum gross weight take-offs --
A typical bomb run --
My first mission, Kudamatsu, a near disaster --
The 509th Composite Group and the atomic bomb --
The blockade of Japan --
The fire bombing of Japanese cities --
The 7th Fighter Command --
Air and sea rescue in the Pacific combat theaters --
More about Iwo Jima and Okinawa --
The planned invasion of Japan --
The kamikaze --
Japan's preparation for an American landing on Kyushu --
More combat missions --
The last mission of World War II --
August 15, 1945 --
MacArthur is appalled --
Flight to the Philippines for prisoner of war supplies --
My prisoner of war drop --
A legal buzz job of Japan --
My flight to Boiling Field, Washington, D.C., and discharge --
Post war --
Addendum --
Testimony --
B-29 ditchings at Iwo Jima.
Series Title: Military history monograph series (Bennington, Vt.)
Responsibility: Charles R. Reyher, Major, U.S. Air Force (Ret.).

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