New PDF release: Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission

By Bob Drury,Tom Clavin

ISBN-10: 1476774854

ISBN-13: 9781476774855

ISBN-10: 1476774862

ISBN-13: 9781476774862

ISBN-10: 150822725X

ISBN-13: 9781508227250

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The middle of every thing that's and Halsey’s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold tale of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit team who fly their lone B-17 into teeth of the japanese Empire in 1943, have interaction within the longest dogfight in background, and alter the momentum of the battle within the Pacific—but now not with no making the final word sacrifice.

It is 1942, the japanese struggle computing device has rolled up the majority of the Pacific Theater, and American forces are clinging to what little unconquered territory continues to be. whereas US Marines claw their method throughout Guadalcanal, small contingents people military Airmen make their technique to the lonely, embattled Allied airbase on Papua New Guinea. Their undertaking: to protect Australia from invasion, harass jap offer traces, fly perilous bombing missions over enemy-held strongholds, and make reconnaissance runs to supply intelligence for America’s nascent island-hopping campaign.

Among those males are the pilot Captain Jay Zeamer and the bombardier Sergeant Joseph Raymond Sarnoski, whose swashbuckling reputations precede them. Zeamer, who can't persuade his superiors to offer him his personal airplane, groups up with Sarnoski to recruit a group of fellow misfits to rebuild a dilapidated B-17 bomber from spare components within the base’s junkyard. They christen the airplane Old 666, naming it from its tail id numbers. In June 1943, Zeamer and Sarnoski and their workforce volunteer for a 1200-mile suicide undertaking into the center of the japanese Empire which may good swap the process the war—but which just one of the 2 acquaintances will survive.

In Lucky 666, Drury and Clavin convey to bright existence one of many final nice untold tales of global struggle II. that includes own letters, diaries, US military Air strength after-action experiences, even the translated jap Imperial Air Force’s legitimate account of the longest dogfight in historical past, Lucky 666 is a story of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice set opposed to the terrible backdrop of vicious aerial conflict, wounded crewmates, and a white-knuckle emergency touchdown within the jungles of latest Guinea—a must-read for an individual who loves pulse-pounding narrative nonfiction.

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Read e-book online The War Years PDF

By Irving Schreiber

ISBN-10: 1105797686

ISBN-13: 9781105797682

This e-book charts one man's time in the course of international warfare II - tracing a story that starts in big apple, travels to Syracuse, stops in Texas, and culminates in England and the skies over Germany. it's the saga of a tender guy from Bensonhurst who grew to become a navigator within the military Air strength and who, while he got here again domestic, secure and sound and nonetheless in uniform, posed proudly along with his mom and dad at the roof in their condominium apartment. The battle used to be over, the Nazis vanquished. Seventy years later, that vast second in heritage nonetheless resonates – in textbooks and flicks, in museums and memoirs, in poetry and prose. this can be Irving Schreiber's contribution, written with honesty and perception and an excellent feel of expertise. at the present time, Irving lives along with his spouse of 60 years, Dottie, in clean Meadows, Queens. they're the proud mom and dad of 3 and the pleased grandparents of six.

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New PDF release: Cowboy Ace -- The Life Adventure of David Wilhelm

By David Wilhelm

ISBN-10: 1530792584

ISBN-13: 9781530792580

From his days driving horses and riding cattle...

to his days flying over Europe in the course of global conflict II.

To his days of elevating a family members and dwelling the great life...

David's lifestyles tale will entertain you, galvanize you
and offer you insights into life
in normal as you experience, fly and remember,
what's actually vital whereas reading
this humble man's adventurous lifestyles story.

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BEDPAN COMMANDO: The Story of a Combat Nurse During World - download pdf or read online

By June Wandrey

younger, convinced and lively, Lieutenant Wandrey climbed the gangplank of the SS Santa Elena sure for the battlefields of North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany.
From her diary, notes and letters, reside together with her the lifetime of a surgical nurse in a box health center, frequently working in the sound of gunfire. consider along with her the depression and limitless disappointment as she cares for and comforts the wounded infantrymen. Empathize along with her agonized cry from the horrors of Allach and Dachau, "Where are you God?"

June Wandrey earned 8 significant conflict stars for campaigns in Anzio, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and crucial Europe.

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Read e-book online Unsung Ordinary Men: A generation like no other PDF

By Sally Dingo

ISBN-10: 073362524X

ISBN-13: 9780733625244

After spending over 3 years within the bad prisoner-of-war camps, together with these alongside the Thai-Burma Railway, Sally Dingo's father Max used to be one of many lucky ones: he got here domestic. And but, like lots of the 22,000 Australian POWs of the japanese, he wouldn't, or couldn't, speak about what occurred with these closest to him.

It is additionally the tale of Max's father Mort, who had served in international battle I, the tale of Max's cobbers - the maybe detailed group of ex-POWs who saved one another going - and the tale of the moms, better halves and youngsters who attempted to appreciate what their males have been nonetheless facing, a long time later.

This is the tale of fellows, unsung and traditional, who defended their kingdom and have been reluctant to inform the tale.

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Download e-book for iPad: Luftwaffe Fighter Ace by Norbert Hanning

By Norbert Hanning

ISBN-10: 0811735931

ISBN-13: 9780811735933

ISBN-10: 1904010946

ISBN-13: 9781904010944

Herr Norbert Hanning’s wartime profession makes for attention-grabbing and hugely informative studying on a facet of the 1939-45 air conflict rarely lined within the English language; basically that of the crusade opposed to the Soviet Union.

He used to be one of many midwar-generation Luftwaffe fighter pilots and commenced operations with JG fifty four at the jap (Leningrad) entrance in early 1943; at the beginning flying Messerschmitt Bf 109s earlier than transitioning to the Focke-Wulf Fw one hundred ninety. He turned a Staffel CO and used to be credited with forty two victories, additionally serving with JV forty four (whose CO was once Adolf Galland); he then lower back to Germany in the direction of the final phases of the warfare to transform to Me 262 jet fighters.

Many and sundry have been his reviews in motion opposed to the rejuvenated Soviet Air strength within the east, and the robust western Allies over the place of origin through the ultimate chaotic months of hostilities, which culminated in his captivity.

John Weal’s skilful translation guarantees that the fluid and descriptive sort of the writer is preserved. fortunately, additionally, Norbert was once a willing photographer who shot a great quantity of pictures, all formerly unpublished, lots of which look during this vital booklet.

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Read e-book online The Supreme Commander PDF

By Stephen E. Ambrose

ISBN-10: 0307946622

ISBN-13: 9780307946621

during this vintage portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s management in the course of international warfare II.
 
Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s event of the second one global conflict to existence, exhibiting in shiny element how the general’s ability as a diplomat and an army strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and proven him as one of many maximum army leaders on the planet. Ambrose, then the affiliate Editor of the General’s reputable papers, analyzes Eisenhower’s tough army judgements and his usually complex relationships with strong personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. this can be the definitive account of Eisenhower’s evolution as an army leader—from its dramatic beginnings via his time on the best put up of Allied command.

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New PDF release: Three in Thirteen: The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace

By Roger Dunsford,Geoff Coughlin

ISBN-10: 1612004407

ISBN-13: 9781612004402

Joe Singleton used to be an not going hero. A junior supervisor at a paints and polish corporation on the outbreak of struggle, he used to be stunned to find he had a hidden expertise for flying. regardless of RAF Fighter Squadrons crying out for replacements after the carnage of the conflict of england, Joe used to be published to the speedily constructing global of evening struggling with. He flew first Defiants then Beaufighters because the technological race to box powerful evening combatants hotted up resulting in the 1st tentative makes an attempt to place radar inside of an airplane. He stumbled on himself within the thick of the very earliest phases of flooring managed interception and airborne radar engagements. however the grind of fruitless searches and patrols purely served to spotlight the futility of lives misplaced in education and the inherent risks of flying at evening with fairly primitive apparatus. His talents ultimately started to endure fruit whilst piloting a Mosquito and he happened in different profitable missions. however the top got here at the evening of nineteenth March 1944: scrambled to intercept a massive German raid on Hull he positioned and shot down a Junkers 188, then went directly to shoot down extra, all within the area of 13 dramatic mins. He and his navigator survived the crash-landing that ensued, and he went directly to be feted as a countrywide hero. 3 in 13 is a distinct sortie-by-sortie account of his trip from bewildered recruit to celebrated professional, illustrated with extracts from Joe’s RAF logbook, and unpublished photos and illustrations. Roger Dunsford’s huge adventure as an RAF pilot brings a vibrant immediacy to Joe’s reviews mixed with astute research of the planes, the strategies and the occasions of that fateful night.

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New PDF release: Spitfire Voices: Life As A Spitfire Pilot In The Words Of

By Dilip Sarkar

ISBN-10: 1445600420

ISBN-13: 9781445600420

Spitfire Voices represents an immense oral background of the Spitfire from the fighter pilot's point of view. Drawing upon the non-public letters, diaries and stories in their households and comrades, the writer recounts the deeply relocating tales of these who made the last word sacrifice. The e-book positive aspects the full diversity of wrestle skilled by way of Spitfire pilots, from air wrestle to flooring assault, deck-landings, crashes and bail-outs, victories and defeats. Copiously illustrated with pictures from the albums of the pilots involved, Spitfire Voices represents precisely what it was once like flying to battle in a Spitfire - within the phrases of these who lived to inform their stories. comprises 169 photographs

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Download e-book for iPad: In the Polish Secret War: Memoir of a World War II Freedom by Marian S. Mazgaj

By Marian S. Mazgaj

ISBN-10: 0786438223

ISBN-13: 9780786438228

Born within the Polish village of Gaj in 1923, Marian Mazgaj used to be while Germany invaded his nation and introduced Poland into the strive against of global conflict II. Too younger to affix the Polish military, inside many years he turned a member of the Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit, a unit which merged with the “Jedrus” Polish underground group.
This memoir presents a brilliant checklist of Mazgaj’s profession within the army. The Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit and the “Jedrus” underground have been actively engaged in struggling with the Nazi forces in Poland in the course of international warfare II, and the writer presents a first-hand account of the teams’ roles in attacking and disarming German army devices; destroying the enemy’s grain warehouses and receiving air drops of guns, ammunition, and explosives from the Allies. He additionally describes the incorporation of his partisan workforce into the house military, wherein he and his comrades turned the Fourth corporation within the moment Regiment of the second one department, gaining power and destroying many extra German units.

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