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Dick Cole s War

Dick Cole   s War Author Dennis R. Okerstrom
ISBN-10 9780826273550
Release 2015-12-31
Pages 335
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With the 100th anniversary of his birth on September 7, 2015 Dick Cole has long stood in the powerful spotlight of fame that has followed him since his B-25 was launched from a Navy carrier and flown toward Japan just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In recognition the tremendous boost Doolittle’s Raid gave American morale, members of The Tokyo Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014. Doolittle’s Raid was only the opening act of Cole’s flying career during the war. When that mission was complete and all of the 16 aircraft had crash-landed in China, many of the survivors were assigned to combat units in Europe. Cole remained in India after their rescue and was assigned to Ferrying Command, flying the Hump of the Himalayas for a year in the world’s worst weather, with inadequate aircraft, few aids to navigation, and inaccurate maps. More than 600 aircraft with their crews were lost during this monumental effort to keep China in the war, but Cole survived and rotated home in 1943. He was home just a few months when he was recruited for the First Air Commandos and he returned to India to participate in Project 9, the aerial invasion of Burma.



Air Force combat units of World War II

Air Force combat units of World War II Author United States. USAF Historical Division
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112000498656
Release 1961
Pages 506
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Air Force combat units of World War II has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Air Force combat units of World War II also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Air Force combat units of World War II book for free.



Project 9

Project 9 Author Dennis R. Okerstrom
ISBN-10 9780826273222
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 312
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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H. H. “Hap” Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom’s in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America’s first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six.



The Final Mission of Bottoms Up

The Final Mission of Bottoms Up Author Dennis Okerstrom
ISBN-10 9780826219480
Release 2011-10-28
Pages 254
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Tells the story of Lieutenant Lee Lamar, copilot of the B-24 "Bottoms Up," after his plane was shot down in 1944, recounting his capture and imprisonment as a POW, the identification of his plane's wreckage sixty years later by a Croatian archaeologist, and his journey back to Croatia with the author in hopes of gaining closure.



We Fear Naught But God

We Fear Naught But God Author Paul Els
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105073449535
Release 2000
Pages 249
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The authoritative history of the South African Special Forces. Nicknamed "The Recces", the men of this famous combat unit were masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Covers the brutal guerrilla wars in Angola and Namibia from which the Recces emerged as one of the most decorated units in the South African military.



The Key to the Bulge

The Key to the Bulge Author Stephen M. Rusiecki
ISBN-10 9781461751915
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 240
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The most significant action in the early hours of the Battle of the Bulge Against-all-odds stand of an untested American infantry unit At the start of the Battle of the Bulge, the green U.S. 394th Infantry Regiment of the 99th Division occupied a critical road junction. For thirty-six hours, the 394th defended the crossroads against repeated assaults by German forces, inflicting a delay from which the Germans would never recover.



U S Marine Guidebook

U S  Marine Guidebook Author United States Marine Corps.
ISBN-10 9781626366855
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 408
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Here is everything there is to know about the essentials of life as a Marine. From fitness to first aid to firing positions, this book covers all subjects in which every troop, regardless of rank, must maintain proficiency. Learn the Military’s Code of Conduct, understand the Dos and Don’ts of surviving as a POW, and grasp the foundation of military law. Find out about Marine customs, uniforms, and drills. Follow the Marine Corps fitness routines to get into the best shape of your life. Read the detailed section on first aid and learn how to perform CPR, make braces for broken limbs, dress and bandage wounds, improvise slings, and transport injured victims. Find out about the symptoms and treatment of chemical agents and learn how to safely travel through a contaminated area. Also included in the U.S. Marine Guidebook are marksmanship requirements; navigation tactics; and nuclear, biological, and chemical defense. The U.S. Marine Guidebook details procedure during combat, including code of conduct in war and when to use deadly force. Because these subjects are first taught and tested during recruit training, they are the distinctive qualities of a Marine and his training. Anyone who is interested in what makes a Marine the strong, brave, and skilled individual he or she must be will find this book fascinating.



Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Author Jack Kirby
ISBN-10 1401258174
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 304
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One of the most popular of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's "kid gang" comics from the early 1940s, The Boy Commandos were an international team of boy soldiers dedicated to fighting the threat of "Ratzis." The team included members from England, France, the Netherlands and the United States, under the leadership of Captain Rip Carter. In this collection, the Boy Commandos must save a man accused of being a German spy, escape the clutches of enemy kidnappers, encounter a mystical monk looking for items that exemplify modern civilization, set up a pirate radio station behind enemy lines, and stand accused of treason. Collects stories from Boy Commandos #3-5, World's Finest Comics #10-13, and Detective Comics #74-83 and 85.



The Dead and Those about to Die

The Dead and Those about to Die Author John C. McManus
ISBN-10 9780451415301
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 368
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Provides a detailed, harrowing account of the D-Day assault on Omaha Beach from the perspective of the courageous soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division as well as from the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with mines and other dangerous obstacles.



The Last Fighter Pilot

The Last Fighter Pilot Author Don Brown
ISBN-10 9781621575559
Release 2017-07-31
Pages 256
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*A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!* The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book. From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over—but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America's last living World War II veterans.



Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Author Ted W. Lawson
ISBN-10 9781574885545
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 256
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The author tells about his part in the bombing of Tokyo on the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942.



Shade It Black

Shade It Black Author Jessica Goodell
ISBN-10 9781480406551
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 192
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A female marine’s “absorbing memoir” recounting her work with the remains and personal effects of fallen soldiers and her battle with PTSD (Publishers Weekly). In 2008, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan candidly speculated about the human side of the war in Iraq: “Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier. What does that look like? Who in America knows what that looks like? Because I know what that looks like, and I feel responsible for the fact that no one else does . . .” Logan’s query raised some important yet ignored questions: How did the remains of American service men and women get from the dusty roads of Fallujah to the flag-covered coffins at Dover Air Force Base? And what does the gathering of those remains tell us about the nature of modern warfare and about ourselves? These questions are the focus of Jessica Goodell’s story Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq. Goodell enlisted in the Marines immediately after graduating from high school in 2001, and in 2004 she volunteered to serve in the Marine Corps’ first officially declared Mortuary Affairs unit in Iraq. Her platoon was tasked with recovering and processing the remains of fallen soldiers. With sensitivity and insight, Goodell describes her job retrieving and examining the remains of fellow soldiers lost in combat in Iraq, and the psychological intricacy of coping with their fates, as well as her own. Death assumed many forms during the war, and the challenge of maintaining one’s own humanity could be difficult. Responsible for diagramming the outlines of the fallen, if a part was missing she was instructed to “shade it black.” This insightful memoir also describes the difficulties faced by these Marines when they transition from a life characterized by self-sacrifice to a civilian existence marked very often by self-absorption. In sharing the story of her own journey, Goodell helps us to better understand how post-traumatic stress disorder affects female veterans. With the assistance of John Hearn, she has written one of the most unique accounts of America’s current wars overseas yet seen.



Crosswords for Seniors For Dummies

Crosswords for Seniors For Dummies Author Timothy E. Parker
ISBN-10 9780470555378
Release 2009-08-18
Pages 384
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A puzzle-packed guide tailored to the interests of the older generation Are you over the age of 55? Looking for some great crossword puzzles? Better yet, how about a collection of crosswords that is tailored to your interests? Look no further. Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies fits the bill. This compilation of challenging and entertaining crossword puzzles is perfect for you if you want to challenge your brain, preserve mental fitness-and are just looking for some fun! It's a known fact that keeping the mind active and healthy can reduce the risk of such conditions as dementia; plus, puzzles have been proven to strengthen memory and mind function. Helps you maintain an active and productive mind by providing fun games designed to stimulate the brain Uses large print for easy reading Contains 150 puzzles arranged from easy to difficult that are specifically designed to pique the interest of those over 55 Timothy E. Parker is the Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the "World's Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler" according to Guinness World Records So keep your mind sharp while you have a great time with Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies!



Bloodstained Sands

Bloodstained Sands Author Michael G. Walling
ISBN-10 9781472814401
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 336
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For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during World War II, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions. Bloodstained Sands: US Amphibious Operations in World War II tells the story of these forgotten men for the first time, tracing their operational history from Guadalcanal to Casablanca, Sicily, Normandy, Iwo Jima and finally Okinawa. The men's stories are told in their own voices, with fascinating accounts from Underwater Demolition Teams, Attack Transport crews and many other unsung heroes of World War II. First-hand interviews, entries from personal diaries and Action Reports create a unique history, perfectly complemented by historic illustrations and detailed maps. These are timeless tales of determination, sacrifice, and triumph of the human spirit – tales of US Amphibious Forces that for too long have gone forgotten and untold.



Target Tokyo Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

Target Tokyo  Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor Author James M. Scott
ISBN-10 9780393246766
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 640
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Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History. "Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy’s factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China. For Roosevelt, the raid was a propaganda victory, a potent salve to heal a wounded nation. In Japan, outraged over the deaths of innocent civilians—including children—military leaders launched an ill-fated attempt to seize Midway that would turn the tide of the war. But it was the Chinese who suffered the worst, victims of a retaliatory campaign by the Japanese Army that claimed an estimated 250,000 lives and saw families drowned in wells, entire towns burned, and communities devastated by bacteriological warfare. At the center of this incredible story is Doolittle, the son of an Alaskan gold prospector, a former boxer, and brilliant engineer who earned his doctorate from MIT. Other fascinating characters populate this gripping narrative, including Chiang Kai-shek, Lieutenant General Joseph “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell, and the feisty Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey Jr. Here, too, are indelible portraits of the young pilots, navigators, and bombardiers, many of them little more than teenagers, who raised their hands to volunteer for a mission from which few expected to return. Most of the bombers ran out of fuel and crashed. Captured raiders suffered torture and starvation in Japan’s notorious POW camps. Others faced a harrowing escape across China—via boat, rickshaw, and foot—with the Japanese Army in pursuit. Based on scores of never-before-published records drawn from archives across four continents as well as new interviews with survivors, Target Tokyo is World War II history of the highest order: a harrowing adventure story that also serves as a pivotal reexamination of one of America’s most daring military operations.



I Could Never Be So Lucky Again

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again Author James Doolittle
ISBN-10 9780307428325
Release 2009-12-16
Pages 560
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After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. From the Paperback edition.



Dharma Gaia

Dharma Gaia Author Allan Hunt Badiner
ISBN-10 9780938077305
Release 1990-04-21
Pages 268
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Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet through writings by the Dalai Lama, Gary Snyder, Thich Nhat Hanh, Allen Ginsberg, Joanna Macy, Robert Aitken, and 25 other Buddhists and ecologists. "Beautifully edited, well-written, and a pleasure to read."?Whole Life Times "Dharma Gaia helps to bring about a renewed stirring of love for the Earth" ?David Brower "Source documents for the emerging environmental era..." ?Eric Utne "Dharma Gaia provides rich fare for those of us who hunger to know place." ?Ram Dass "I recommend this book to all those with an open heart who struggle for more compassion and the greening of the self. If we are to survive, as the message of this book declares, we must develop a peaceful heart."?Petra Kelly