The Resource Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, (electronic resource)

Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, (electronic resource)

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Lucky 666 : the impossible mission
Title
Lucky 666
Title remainder
the impossible mission
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by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
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eng
Summary
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey's Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the Pacific--but not without making the ultimate sacrifice.It is 1942, the Japanese war machine has rolled up nearly all of the Pacific Theater, and American forces are clinging to what little unconquered territory remains. While US Marines claw their way across Guadalcanal, small contingents of US Army Airmen make their way to the lonely, embattled Allied airbase on Papua New Guinea. Their mission: to defend Australia from invasion, harass Japanese supply lines, fly perilous bombing missions over enemy-held strongholds, and make reconnaissance runs to provide intelligence for America's nascent island-hopping campaign. Among these men are the pilot Captain Jay Zeamer and the bombardier Sergeant Joseph Raymond Sarnoski, whose swashbuckling reputations precede them. Zeamer, who cannot convince his superiors to give him his own plane, teams up with Sarnoski to recruit a crew of fellow misfits to rebuild a dilapidated B-17 bomber from spare parts in the base's junkyard. They christen the plane Old 666, naming it from its tail identification numbers. In June 1943, Zeamer and Sarnoski and their crew volunteer for a 1200-mile suicide mission into the heart of the Japanese Empire that may well change the course of the war--but which only one of the two friends will survive. In Lucky 666, Drury and Clavin bring to vivid life one of the last great untold stories of World War II. Featuring personal letters, diaries, US Army Air Force after-action reports, even the translated Japanese Imperial Air Force's official account of the longest dogfight in history, Lucky 666 is a tale of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice set against the horrific backdrop of vicious aerial warfare, wounded crewmates, and a white-knuckle emergency landing in the jungles of New Guinea--a must-read for anyone who loves pulse-pounding narrative nonfiction
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TEFOD
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Drury, Bob
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940.54/4973092
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LC call number
D790.253 22nd
LC item number
.D78 2016ab
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history
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Read by Jeremy Bobb
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  • Clavin, Thomas
  • Bobb, Jeremy
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  • Zeamer, Jay
  • United States
  • Bomber pilots
  • B-17 bomber
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Military / General
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Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 3 min., 5 sec.))
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online
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9781508227267
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(OCoLC)961260513
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Label
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 3 min., 5 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508227267
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital.
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a887bd12-e884-4e30-827c-62a45e15f227
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)961260513
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not applicable
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