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The Resource Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II, Jerome Klinkowitz

Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II, Jerome Klinkowitz

Label
Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II
Title
Pacific skies
Title remainder
American flyers in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Klinkowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese struck without warning and won an overwhelming victory. Their Zeros and torpedo bombers could outfly almost anything America put in the air." "Despite what looked like long odds, American flyers responded to the challenge." "From 1941 to 1945 the skies over the Pacific Ocean afforded the broadest arena for battle and the fiercest action of air combat during World War II. It was in these skies that air power launched from carriers became a new form of engagement and where the war ultimately ended with kamikaze attacks and with atomic bombs dropped over Japan." "Throughout the conflict American flyers felt a call to supplement official news and military reports. In accounts written soon after combat and in reflective memoirs recorded years after peace came, both pilots and crew members detailed their stories. Their first-person testimonies describe a style of warfare invented at the moment of need and at a time when the outcome was anything but certain." "Gathering more than a hundred personal narratives from American and Japanese flyers, Pacific Skies recounts a history of this tremendous struggle. Included are the words of such famous aces and bomber pilots as Joe Foss, Pappy Boyington, Dick Bong, and Curtis Lemay, as well as the words of many rank-and-file airmen. Together their stories express fierce individualism and resourcefulness and convey the vast panorama of war that included the skies over Pearl Harbor, Wake, and Guadalcanal and missions from Saipan and Tinian." "As Pacific Skies recounts the perilous lives of pilots in their own words, Jerome Klinkowitz weaves the individual stories into a historical narrative that exposes the shades of truth and fiction that can become blurred over time. A book about experiencing and remembering, Pacific Skies also is a story of unforgettable perspectives on the war."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klinkowitz, Jerome
Dewey number
940.54/25
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.K563 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military campaigns
  • Pacific Area
Label
Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II, Jerome Klinkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) 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
Introduction: a world away from war -- Going to war in peacetime -- An air war at sea and on land -- Tales of the South Pacific -- Endgame: kamikazes and the bombing of Japan -- Conclusion: dimensions moral and more
Control code
ocm53459076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781578066520
Lccn
2003025097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53459076
Label
Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II, Jerome Klinkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) 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
Introduction: a world away from war -- Going to war in peacetime -- An air war at sea and on land -- Tales of the South Pacific -- Endgame: kamikazes and the bombing of Japan -- Conclusion: dimensions moral and more
Control code
ocm53459076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781578066520
Lccn
2003025097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53459076

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