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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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Jay County Public Library - Portland LP 940.5449 B896 (Text) 76383000444805 Adult New Shelf, LP NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316464307 (large-print hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316464309 (large-print hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xix, 745 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Gunn, Paul Irvin, 1899-1957 > Family.
Philippine Airlines > Officials and employees > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American
Air pilots > United States > Biography.
Aeronautics, Military > Technological innovations > History > 20th century.
Americans > Philippines > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Philippines > Biography.
Rescues > Philippines > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Genre: Large type books.

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