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Thirty-Five Missions Over Japan

Author : 1st Lt. Philip D. Webster,Charlotte B. Webster
Publisher :
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2017-02-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781365743245

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Thirty-Five Missions Over Japan by 1st Lt. Philip D. Webster,Charlotte B. Webster Pdf

These are the original, never-before-published notes penned in 1944 and 1945 by B-29 pilot 1st Lt. Philip D. Webster concerning the 35 missions he flew from Saipan to Tokyo during WWII. Two-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, every mission is described in detail -- the fighters they had to contend with, the hits they took and how many; the planes they shot down; the flak that was encountered and the damage it caused. Lt. Webster wrote about weather conditions and anything he thought the intelligence people would want to know about in a debriefing meeting upon landing. These notes were stored undisturbed in Phil's original, Army-issue briefcase for over 61 years -- from the time they were written until August, 2005, when the briefcase was finally opened. All major incidents are true and can be backed up by documentation.

The Pacific War

Author : William B. Hopkins
Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
Page : 415 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2010-11-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9781616732400

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The Pacific War by William B. Hopkins Pdf

This “important comprehensive study” of WWII in the Pacific examines the high-level decision-making and strategy that led to victory (Roanoke Times). Once the stories have been told of battles won and lost, most of what happens in a war remains a mystery. So it has been with accounts of World War II in the Pacific, a complex conflict whose nature is often obscured by simple chronological narratives. In The Pacific War, William B. Hopkins, a Marine Corps veteran of the Pacific war and respected military history author, opens the story of the Pacific campaign to a broader and deeper view. Hopkins investigates the strategies, politics, and personalities that shaped the fighting. His regional approach to this complex war conducted on land, sea, and air offers an insightful perspective on how this multifaceted conflict unfolded. As expansive as the immense reaches of the Pacific, and as focused as the most intensive pinpoint attack on a strategic island, Hopkins’ account offers a fresh way of understanding the hows—and more significantly, the whys—of the Pacific War.

Thor's Legions

Author : John Fuller
Publisher : Springer
Page : 443 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2015-03-30
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781935704140

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Thor's Legions by John Fuller Pdf

This book provides insight into the air force weather history from 1937 to 1987. Author John F. Fuller recounts the history of the Air Weather Service from World War II to the Vietnam conflict, introducing its courageous family of forecasters who provided vital weather support for the nation's armed forces and made notable contributions to the field of meteorology. It approaches controversial events leading up to the D-Day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki forecasts. “I'd rate the book a"gem" as a reference book, especially for weather historians.” (H. Michael Mogil, NWA, June 6, 1944)

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. 3) (The Pacific War Trilogy)

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 944 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2020-09-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780393651812

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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. 3) (The Pacific War Trilogy) by Ian W. Toll Pdf

New York Times Bestseller The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas). In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants. The War in the Pacific had entered its endgame. Beginning with the Honolulu Conference, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with his Pacific theater commanders to plan the last phase of the campaign against Japan, Twilight of the Gods brings to life the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also reconstructs the Japanese and American home fronts and takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Drawing from a wealth of rich archival sources and new material, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating light on the battles, grand strategic decisions and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory in the Pacific. An authoritative and riveting account of the final phase of the War in the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods brings Toll’s masterful trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. This prize-winning and best-selling trilogy will stand as the first complete history of the Pacific War in more than twenty-five years, and the first multivolume history of the Pacific naval war since Samuel Eliot Morison’s series was published in the 1950s.

Richard Tregaskis

Author : Ray E. Boomhower
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780826362889

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Richard Tregaskis by Ray E. Boomhower Pdf

In the late summer of 1942, more than ten thousand members of the First Marine Division held a tenuous toehold on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal. As American marines battled Japanese forces for control of the island, they were joined by war correspondent Richard Tregaskis. Tregaskis was one of only two civilian reporters to land and stay with the marines, and in his notebook he captured the daily and nightly terrors faced by American forces in one of World War II's most legendary battles--and it served as the premise for his bestselling book, Guadalcanal Diary. One of the most distinguished combat reporters to cover World War II, Tregaskis later reported on Cold War conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. In 1964 the Overseas Press Club recognized his first-person reporting under hazardous circumstances by awarding him its George Polk Award for his book Vietnam Diary. Boomhower's riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis's gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.

Bringing the Thunder

Author : Gordon Bennett Robertson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2018-06-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1947987062

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Bringing the Thunder by Gordon Bennett Robertson Pdf

By March 1945, when Ben Robertson took to the skies above Japan in his B-29 Superfortress, the end of World War II in the Pacific seemed imminent. But although American forces were closing in on its home islands, Japan refused to surrender, and American B-29s were tasked with hammering Japan to its knees with devastating bomb runs. That meant flying low-altitude, night-time incendiary raids under threat of flak, enemy fighters, mechanical malfunction, and fatigue. It may have been the beginning of the end, but just how soon the end would come - and whether Robertson and his crew would make it home - was far from certain.

Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb

Author : James M. Scott
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2022-09-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781324003007

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Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb by James M. Scott Pdf

“Black Snow brilliantly vivifies the horrific reality of the most destructive air attack in history, against Tokyo on the night of March 9-10, 1945. James Scott deftly employs sharply etched portraits of individuals of all stations and nationalities to survey the global, technological, and moral backdrop of the cataclysm, including the searing experiences of Japanese trapped in a gigantic firestorm. This riveting account illuminates an historical moment of profound contemporary relevance.” —Richard B. Frank, author of Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937–May 1942 Seven minutes past midnight on March 10, 1945, nearly 300 American B-29s thundered into the skies over Tokyo. Their payloads of incendiaries ignited a firestorm that reached up to 2,800 degrees, liquefying asphalt and vaporizing thousands; sixteen square miles of the city were flattened and more than 100,000 men, women, and children were killed. Black Snow is the story of this devastating operation, orchestrated by Major General Curtis LeMay, who famously remarked: “If we lose the war, we’ll be tried as war criminals.” James M. Scott reconstructs in granular detail that horrific night, and describes the development of the B-29, the capture of the Marianas for use as airfields, and the change in strategy from high-altitude daylight “precision” bombing to low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombing. Most importantly, the raid represented a significant moral shift for America, marking the first time commanders deliberately targeted civilians which helped pave the way for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later. Drawing on first-person interviews with American pilots and bombardiers and Japanese survivors, air force archives, and oral histories never before published in English, Scott delivers a harrowing and gripping account, and his most important and compelling work to date.

Women and Missions

Author : Lucia P. Towne
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 920 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1934
Category : Church work with women
ISBN : WISC:89077049781

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Women and Missions by Lucia P. Towne Pdf

Reports of the Immigration Commission: Immigrants in industries (in twenty-five parts)

Author : United States. Immigration Commission (1907-1910)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 428 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 1911
Category : Emigration and immigration
ISBN : UCD:31175005615441

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Reports of the Immigration Commission: Immigrants in industries (in twenty-five parts) by United States. Immigration Commission (1907-1910) Pdf

A Global History of Ginseng

Author : Heasim Sul
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 281 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2022-07-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9781000604146

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A Global History of Ginseng by Heasim Sul Pdf

Sul’s history of the international ginseng trade reveals the cultural aspects of international capitalism and the impact of this single commodity on relations between the East and the West. Ginseng emerged as a major international commodity in the seventeenth century, when the East India Company began trading it westward. Europeans were drawn to the plant’s efficacy as a medicine, but their attempts to transplant it for mass production were unsuccessful. Also, due to a failure of extracting its active ingredients, Western pharmacology disparaged ginseng in the process of modernization. In the meantime, ginseng was discovered on the American continent and became one of the United States’ key exports to Asia and particularly China, but never cultivated a significant domestic market. As such, historicizing the ginseng trade provides a unique perspective on the impact of both culture and economics on international trade. A compelling interdisciplinary history of over five centuries of East–West trade and cultural exchange, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of transnational history and a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of international trade.

Never Will We Forget

Author : Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 332 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2008-12-10
Category : History
ISBN : 9780313344794

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Never Will We Forget by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper Pdf

Never Will We Forget deals with the most enduring and moving side of World War II, the personal side. These are the stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in wildly different ways, were all profoundly affected by it. Gleaned from interviews and oral histories, the book reflects the experiences of male and female veterans, civilians on the home front, conscientious objectors, survivors of the torpedoing of the USS Indianapolis and of typhoons, participants in the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Some stories tug at the heart, some foster the shock of surprise, still others reflect the long-held pride in the American war effort at home and abroad. From the first dark stirrings of war through its dusty aftermath, Never Will We Forget captures how Americans lived, felt, and believed during the twentieth century's most brutal conflict.

The Jews of Capitol Hill

Author : Kurt F. Stone
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 714 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2010-12-29
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780810877382

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The Jews of Capitol Hill by Kurt F. Stone Pdf

This volume includes entries on every Jewish member of Congress. Each entry identifies the member's political party and the years of service, provides a biographical sketch, often numbering several pages, and includes references for further study. This is the most comprehensive and extensive resource on the legacy of Jewish representation and influence in the United States Congress.

I Always Wanted to Fly

Author : Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2009-09-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781604731354

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I Always Wanted to Fly by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel Pdf

Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly, retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying dangerous reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and Chinese airspace, these flyers waged America's longest and most secretively conducted air war. Many of the pilots Samuel interviewed invoke the same sentiment when asked why they risked their lives in the air—“I always wanted to fly.” While young, they were inspired by barnstormers, by World War I fighter legends, by the legendary Charles Lindbergh, and often just by seeing airplanes flying overhead. With the advent of World War II, many of these dreamers found themselves in cockpits soon after high school. Of those who survived World War II, many chose to continue following their dream, flying the Berlin Airlift, stopping the North Korean army during the “forgotten war” in Korea, and fighting in the Vietnam War. Told in personal narratives and reminiscences, I Always Wanted to Fly renders views from pilots' seats and flight decks during every air combat flashpoint from 1945–1968. Drawn from long exposure to the immense stress of warfare, the stories these warriors share are both heroic and historic. The author, a veteran of many secret reconnaissance missions, evokes individuals and scenes with authority and grace. He provides clear, concise historical context for each airman's memories. In I Always Wanted to Fly he has produced both a thrilling and inspirational acknowledgment of personal heroism and a valuable addition to our documentation of the Cold War.


Author : Aleck H. Jensen,Diane Jensen Berry
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2023-10-04
Category : Bombardiers
ISBN : 0615210368

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Superfortress by Aleck H. Jensen,Diane Jensen Berry Pdf

Twenty-Five Yards of War

Author : Stephen Ambrose,Ronald J. Drez
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2016-12-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780316469661

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Twenty-Five Yards of War by Stephen Ambrose,Ronald J. Drez Pdf

From the sinking decks of a navy cruiser to the cockpit of a doomed B-25 bomber, Ronald J. Drez takes us to the front lines of World War II. Through Drez's gripping narrative style, we meet twelve men, all ordinary soldiers, and learn what the war was like through their eyes, experiencing their own 'twenty-five yards of war.' The men in these pages represent all branches of the military who were sent on impossible missions, where they witnessed triumphs and tragedies. As a result of Drez's ten years of research and over 1,400 interviews, Twenty-Five Yards of War is a tribute to all of the soldiers who fought in World War II--those who walked away with amazing stories to tell, and those who did not make it home.