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Air Heroes of World War II: Sixteen Stories of Heroism in the Air
Air Heroes of World War II Sixteen Stories of Heroism in the Air Author:Robert Jackson The story of the Second World War is the story of ordinary people performing extraordinary feats, often with great courage. — Nowhere was this more true than in the air, where technical troubles and the weather caused as many problems as the enemy. — This books tells of courage in the air, from a valiant low-level attack by RAF bombers on the Germ... more »an fleet on the second day of the war to a suicidal, lone dive against a Japanese destroyer by a navy pilot when the war was almost over.
The stories in between show courage in all its manifestations. The Russian pilot who crawled through the snow for nineteen days with no feet; the men who risked their lives night after night in flimsy aircraft to land agents in occupied Europe; the film star who saved an American bomber squadron from destruction; the German pilot who ordered SS officers from his aircraft at gunpoint in order to save wounded soldiers; French bomber crews who had the agonizing task of bombing their own capital city - all these and other true tales tell of men who became heroes in their own way, in the sky between 1939 and 1945.« less