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Asterperious James Lefemine
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Size: 8.5" x 11"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781633182264
The 319th Bomb Squadron of the 90th Bombardment Group known as The Jolly Rogers was a member of the 5th Army Air Force in WWII.They fought the Imperial Japanese military throughout the South West Pacific. The 90th Bombardment Group Heavy, was commanded by Lt. General George C. Kenney. The 319th Bombardment Squadron, nicknamed; Asterperious, is one of four bomb squadrons of the 90th Bombardment Group. This squadron made history in New Guinea from 1943 Through 1944 in many critical battle campaigns including Wewak, Biak Island, Rabaul and many more. This picture book originally published in 1944 provides readers with a snap shot of life on the front lines during those dangerous times in 19 ...
Carolina Hellbird Harold Wayne Turner
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Size: 7" x 10"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781637900437
Orphaned by the age of 10, Jim Turner was left without a permanent home, bouncing between living with family members in Upstate SC and Transylvania County, NC until he was drafted into the US Army in 1943. He originally volunteered to be a paratrooper but instead found himself on the way to Walker Air Field after graduating parachute rigging school - to join the “Battle of Kansas” in preparation for the new untested B-29 Superfortress. There he became a Hellbird. Then it was off to India, where Jim did triple duty as a parachute rigger, runway inspector and volunteer tail gunner. After surviving a crash in Burma during a mission and almost starving to death, Jim and the rest of the Hellb ...
Cartridge Clip Loading Device for the Thompson Submachine Gun Tom Davis
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Size: 5.25" x 8"
Binding: Perfect Bound
The story of Ervin F. Wangrow and his Thompson submachine gun clip loading device.
Letters From A Solider Todd Brooks
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Size: 8" x 10"
Binding: Perfect Bound
A visual transcript taken from letters a soldier wrote during World War II. It charts his journey from Mondamin, Iowa to Europe and back. He goes from basic training to paragliding into the Battle of the Bulge. A first hand look at what it was like to be a soldier during WWII.
Pappaw the Sailorman By Andrew J. Adams Jr. as told to Debbie Adams Taylor
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Size: 8.5" x 11"
Binding: Perfect Bound
This is the true story of the military career of Andrew J. Adams Jr. who served in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam.
Powell, PA to Burma Jed Lezak, Mary Birdsall Tuttle
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Size: 8.25" x 11"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781645504184
William F. Birdsall fought in WWII as part of Task Force Mars in central Asia. Born in rural Powell, PA he entered basic training a country boy ready to serve his country. This collection of his letters to and from home during WWII give us insight into his thoughts and experiences as he journeys through basic training, to war, and back.
Sub Chaser - The Smallest Warship of WWII Duane R. Lucas
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9798885677592
"Because of Francis Brock's wartime diary and sharp recollections of events eighty years ago, "Sub Chaser" gives a rare and intimate look into the daily life of small boat sailors in the Pacific during WWII. An enlightening read for anyone interested in history, this book gives renewed appreciation for the everyday young men who answered their country's call to arms during a time of great global conflict." - US Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Dean H. Hines "Fortunately for us, when eastern Ohio farm boy Francis Brock enlisted in the Navy on his seventeenth birthday in 1943, he decided to keep a logbook. As a result, we now have the opportunity, eight decades later, to relive the humdrum of s ...
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