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Through these eyes : a World War II Eighth Air Force combat diary / by James Lee Hutchinson.

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  • 11 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 355.009 HUT THR (Text) 34207001173484 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 940.53 HUT (Text) 36803000628144 NONFIC Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 HUTCHIN (Text) 79361000058531 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown RHIS 92 HUTCHIN c.2 (Text) 79361000059544 Reference History Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 940.544 H976T (Text) 0000103361507 Indiana book Available -
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 940.544 H976T (Text) 0000103361747 Indiana book Available -
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 940.54 HUT (Text) 37500002877526 Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 1420866443 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781420866445 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : AuthorHouse, 2005.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-336).
Summary, etc.:
"They had the most dangerous job in the Air Force. Now Bury Us Upside Down reveals the never-before-told story of the Vietnam War's top-secret jet-fighter outfit - an all-volunteer unit composed of truly extraordinary men who flew missions from which heroes are made." "In today's wars, computers, targeting pods, lasers, and precision-guided bombs help FAC (forward air controller) pilots identify and destroy targets from safe distances. But in the search for enemy traffic on the elusive Ho Chi Minh Trail, always risking enemy fire, capture, and death, pilots had to drop low enough to glimpse the telltale signs of movement such as suspicious dust on treetops or disappearing tire marks on a dirt road (indicating a hidden truck park). Written by an accomplished journalist and veteran, Bury Us Upside Down is the stunning story of these brave Americans, the men who flew in the covert Operation Commando Sabre - or "Misty"--The most innovative air operation of the war." "In missions that lasted for hours, the pilots of Misty flew zigzag patterns searching for enemy troops, vehicles, and weapons, without benefit of night-vision goggles, infrared devices, or other now common sensors. What they gained in exhilarating autonomy also cost them: of 157 pilots, 34 were shot down, 3 captured, and 7 killed. Here is a firsthand account of courage and technical mastery under fire. Here, too, is a tale of forbearance and loss, including the experience of the family of a missing Misty flier - Howard K. Williams - as they learn, after twenty-three years, that his remains have been found." "Now that bombs are smart and remote sensors are even smarter, the missions that the Mistys flew would now be considered no less than suicidal. Bury Us Upside Down reminds us that for some, such dangers simply came with the territory."--Jacket.
Subject: Lawrence County (Ind.) > History, Local.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 490th > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
Radio gunners > United States > Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.

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