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From the Depression to combat  Cover Image Book Book

From the Depression to combat / Matthew A. Rozell.

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  • ISBN: 9781948155069
  • ISBN: 1948155060
  • ISBN: 9780996480055
  • ISBN: 0996480056
  • Physical Description: 308 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Hartford, NY : Woodchuck Hollow Press, [2017]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Hometown, USA. Twilight ; Ripples -- Air power -- Hard times -- 'Ye shall hear of wars'. A Sunday afternoon -- Tail gunner. 'Take care of yourself' -- Flight engineer. 'There are no heroes' ; 'something always goes wrong' ; Flak ; 'The guy who will kill my son' ; 'I don't brood about it' -- Ball turret gunner. The funny things ; 'Malfunction' ; Crew ; Westover Field -- Navigator. 'Your first mission' ; Flak ; 'The nine old men' ; Meeting the enemy -- Pilot. 'I'm not going back' ; 'You did the right thing' ; 'People were shooting at me' ; Final mission ; Prisoner ; Death march ; 'He saluted me back' ; Coming home ; Last close call -- Extra gunner. 'Dropped into an insane asylum' ; Aborted missions ; An old friend ; Guard duty ; Sergeant Grayboy -- Radar man. 'The black cloud arrived' ; 'As long as I fly' ; 'Who's our navigator?' ; 'The last I would see of my mother' ; Radar man ; Buzz bombs ; Dresden ; 'I cried like a baby' ; Berlin ; 'Thanks, Van' ; Russian lines ; 'Crazy Amerikanski' ; 'We're going to crash!' ; 'We were all killed' ; Coming home ; 'They're all gone' -- Bombardier. 'Controlled fear' ; 'Maximum effort' ; 'Like ants scurrying back and forth' ; 'Missing in action' -- Resurrection.
Summary, etc.:
At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, a history teacher tracks down the veterans with a connection to "Hometown, USA" who fought the war in the air over Europe, men who were tempered in the tough times of the Great Depression and forged in battle. He rescues and resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood.
Subject: United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th > History.
United States. Army Air Forces > Airmen > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives.
Bombing, Aerial > History > 20th century.
Military history, Modern > 20th century.
Veterans > New York (State)
New York (State) > History, Military > 20th century > Anecdotes.
United States > History, Military > 20th century > Anecdotes.
Genre: Personal narratives.

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