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

Bruning, John R., (author.).

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  • 16 of 17 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 17 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 940.54 BRUNING (Text) 34706001562794 Aviation Collection Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 940.54 Bru (Text) 76893000262486 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton B GUNN (Text) 36806002066296 BIOGRAPHY 2ND FLOOR Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 940.54 BRU (Text) 33187004095689 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 940.54 BRUNING (Text) 32826014068985 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 940.54 BRUNING (Text) 75342000083678 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 940.54 BRU (Text) 36626103874830 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 940.54.c Bruning, John R. (Text) 78294000260716 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library 940.54 BRU (Text) 70743000149748 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 940.5449 BRU (Text) 78551000528696 Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

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

Content descriptions

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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