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The Resource Dick Cole's war : Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando, Dennis R. Okerstrom

Dick Cole's war : Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando, Dennis R. Okerstrom

Label
Dick Cole's war : Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando
Title
Dick Cole's war
Title remainder
Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando
Statement of responsibility
Dennis R. Okerstrom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With American wartime morale at a low, the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor galvanized Americans to enter World War II combat operations. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, the first air assault on the Japanese Home Islands provided an important boost to American morale. That raid, immortalized in numerous films, became known as the Doolittle Raid. Sixteen bombers set out to bomb targets in Japan with a plan to land in China. All but three of the crew survived. Although every plane was lost, sixty-nine of the eighty members escaped capture or death, including Lieutenant Colonel Richard "Dick" Cole, one of two surviving members of the famous mission. The Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014. Doolittle's Raid was only opening act of Cole's flying career during the war. When that mission was complete, many of the survivors were assigned to combat units in Europe. Cole remained in India and was assigned to Ferrying Command, flying the Hump (the Himalayas) for a year in the world's worst weather, with inadequate aircraft, few aids to navigation, and inaccurate maps. More than six hundred aircraft with their crews were lost during this monumental effort to keep China in the war, but Cole survived and rotated home in 1943. He was home just a few months when he was recruited for the 1st Air Commandos and he returned to India to participate in Project 9, the aerial invasion of Burma. Dick Cole's War is the fascinating story of one American's yearning for adventure in the skies and unstinting service to country. -- Inside jacket flap
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okerstrom, Dennis R.
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American military experience series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cole, Richard Eugene
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bomber pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
Label
Dick Cole's war : Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando, Dennis R. Okerstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303) 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
Prologue -- The raid -- The Hump -- The invasion -- Epilogue
Control code
909974827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780826220660
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015943638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Dick Cole's war : Doolittle raider, hump pilot, air commando, Dennis R. Okerstrom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303) 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
Prologue -- The raid -- The Hump -- The invasion -- Epilogue
Control code
909974827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780826220660
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015943638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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