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The Resource Finish forty and home : the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific, Phil Scearce, (electronic book)

Finish forty and home : the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific, Phil Scearce, (electronic book)

Label
Finish forty and home : the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific
Title
Finish forty and home
Title remainder
the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Phil Scearce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the early years of World War II in the Pacific theatre, against overwhelming odds, young American airmen flew the longest and most perilous bombing missions of the war. They faced determined Japanese fighters without fighter escort, relentless anti-aircraft fire with no deviations from target, and thousands of miles of over-water flying with no alternative landing sites. Finish Forty and Home is the true story of the men and missions of the 11th Bombardment Group as it fought alone and unheralded in the South Central Pacific, while America had its eyes on the war in Europe. After bombing Nauru, the squadron moves on to bomb Wake Island, Tarawa, and finally Iwo Jima. These missions bring American forces closer and closer to the Japanese home islands and precede the critical American invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. The 42nd Squadron's losses through 1943 were staggering: 50 out of 110 airmen killed. "Finish Forty and Home is a treasure: poignant, thrilling, and illuminating."--Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of Unbroken and Seabiscuit
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scearce, Phil
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.9
LC item number
.S39 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Radio operators
  • Radar operators
  • B-24 (Bomber)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pacific Area
  • Scearce, Herman
  • Scearce, Herman
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Finish forty and home : the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific, Phil Scearce, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sergeant at seventeen -- Hawaii -- First mission -- Nauru -- Air raid -- Chance -- May 1943 -- The squadron's objectives -- The Pacific preferred -- Softening Tarawa -- Forever consequences -- Losing altitude fast -- Back to Hawaii -- Last flights -- Ask the man who owns one -- The meaning of boxes -- Guam -- Back in business -- Halfway to forty -- January 1945 -- Endings for some -- Epilogue
Control code
ebr10490710
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 373 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781574413168
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Finish forty and home : the untold World War II story of B-24s in the Pacific, Phil Scearce, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sergeant at seventeen -- Hawaii -- First mission -- Nauru -- Air raid -- Chance -- May 1943 -- The squadron's objectives -- The Pacific preferred -- Softening Tarawa -- Forever consequences -- Losing altitude fast -- Back to Hawaii -- Last flights -- Ask the man who owns one -- The meaning of boxes -- Guam -- Back in business -- Halfway to forty -- January 1945 -- Endings for some -- Epilogue
Control code
ebr10490710
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 373 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781574413168
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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