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The Resource Indestructible : One man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning

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

Label
Indestructible : One man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII
Title
Indestructible
Title remainder
One man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bruning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.B6865 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Indestructible : One man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1683846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 523 pages, 8 pages plates
Isbn
9780316339407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683846
  • (Sirsi) 1683846
  • (OCoLC)948572948
Label
Indestructible : One man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1683846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 523 pages, 8 pages plates
Isbn
9780316339407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683846
  • (Sirsi) 1683846
  • (OCoLC)948572948

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