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The Resource Bat bomb : World War II's other secret weapon, Jack Couffer

Bat bomb : World War II's other secret weapon, Jack Couffer

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Bat bomb : World War II's other secret weapon
Title
Bat bomb
Title remainder
World War II's other secret weapon
Statement of responsibility
Jack Couffer
Title variation
Bat bomb
Title variation remainder
World War IIs other secret weapon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific. All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japan's major cities. As the bats went to roost, a million fires would flare up in remote crannies of the wood and paper buildings common throughout Japan. When their cities were reduced to ashes, the Japanese would surely capitulate
  • The plan made sense to a handful of eccentric promoters and researchers, who convinced top military brass and even President Roosevelt to back the scheme. It might have worked, except that another secret weapon--something to do with atoms--was chosen to end the war. Told here by the youngest member of the team, this is the story of the bat bomb project, or Project X-Ray, as it was officially known
  • In scenes worthy of a Capra or Hawks comedy, Jack Couffer recounts the unorthodox experiments carried out in the secrecy of Bandera, Texas, Carlsbad, New Mexico, and El Centro, California, in 1942-1943 by "Doc" Adams' private army. This oddball cast of characters included an eccentric inventor, a distinguished Harvard scientist, a biologist with a chip on his shoulder, a movie star, a Texas guano collector, a crusty Marine Corps colonel, a Maine lobster fisherman, an ex-mobster, and a tiger
  • Not to be defeated by minor logistical hurdles, the bat bomb researchers risked life and limb to explore uncharted bat caves and "recruit" thousands of bats to serve their country. Through months of personality conflicts, military snafus, and technical failures the team pressed on, certain that bats could end the war with Japan. And they might have--in their first airborne test, the bat bombers burned an entire brand-new military airfield to the ground. For everyone who relishes true tales of action and adventure, Bat Bomb is a must-read. Bat enthusiasts will also discover the beginnings of the scientific study of bats
Biography type
contains biographical information
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168573
Cataloging source
DLC
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Couffer, Jack
Dewey number
940.54/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UH100.5.B38
LC item number
C68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Couffer, Jack
  • Couffer, Jack
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Bats
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Incendiary bombs
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bats
  • Incendiary bombs
  • United States
  • Bat
  • Geschichte
Target audience
adult
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World War II's other secret weapon
Label
Bat bomb : World War II's other secret weapon, Jack Couffer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/texas041/92011888.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This man is not a nut.-Flamethrower.-They can fly! -Chemical warfare concludes.-Project x-ray.-The hibernation equation
Control code
ocm25630617
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 252 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780292707900
Lccn
92011888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25630617
Label
Bat bomb : World War II's other secret weapon, Jack Couffer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/texas041/92011888.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This man is not a nut.-Flamethrower.-They can fly! -Chemical warfare concludes.-Project x-ray.-The hibernation equation
Control code
ocm25630617
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 252 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780292707900
Lccn
92011888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25630617

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