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Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII / John R. Bruning.

Bruning, John R., author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton Public Library - Clinton B GUNN (Text) 36806002066296 NEW ITEMS Available -
Rochester Library 940.54 BRU (Text) 33187004095689 Nonfiction - R In process -
West Lebanon Public Library - West Lebanon 940.54 BRU (Text) 74861000020119 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316339407
  • Physical Description: xviii, 523 pages, 8 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy's ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur's air force into the scourge of the Pacific"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gunn, Paul Irvin, 1899-1957.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
Air pilots > United States > Biography.
Philippine Airlines > Officials and employees > Biography.
Aeronautics, Military > Technological innovations > History > 20th century.
Gunn, Paul Irvin, 1899-1957 > Family.
Americans > Philippines > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Philippines > Biography.
Rescues > Philippines > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.

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