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Inhaltsangabe: AMERICA STRIKES BACK!
After Pearl Harbor, America seemed to have lost the war before it had begun. Allied forces were being beaten across the Pacific by the Japanese military juggernaut, and morale was at the breaking point. America desperately needed to strike back at the enemy. For this, a corps of heroic volunteer fliers led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle began training to attack the very heart of the Japanese Empire -- Tokyo.
To succeed, the "Tokyo Raiders" would have to launch sixteen fully loaded B-25 twin-engine medium bombers off the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet -- something never done before -- and land at airfields in China. Through courage and luck, the raid itself went flawlessly. But bad weather, lack of fuel, and darkness worked against many of the pilots -- and for many, escaping China proved even more perilous than the mission....
This gripping eyewitness account -- hailed as "the most stirring story of individual heroism that [the war] has so far produced" (The New York Times) -- is one of the most daring missions in military aviation history: the legendary Doolittle Raid.
INCLUDES HISTORIC PHOTOS -‹ SOME NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED
About the Author: Ted W. Lawson (1917-1992) was a native of California. He joined the Army Air Corps while working for Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica and received his wings in November 1940. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for a secret mission that evolved into the raid on Tokyo in April 1942. Random House published his account of the raid, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, in 1943. Lawson subsequently served as technical advisor to MGM during the making of the popular wartime movie based on his book. After retiring from military service in 1945, he reentered private industry and worked on several projects that involved aircraft and space programs.
Peter B. Mersky is series editor for Brassey’s Aviation Classics. He has written or co-authored a dozen books, including A History of Marine Corps Aviation, some 100 magazine articles on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation, and hundreds of book reviews. He is retired from both the U.S. Naval Reserve and Approach, the Navy and Marine Corps aviation safety magazine, for which he served as editor. He is currently preparing a volume on carrier warfare for Brassey’s series of combat readers. He lives in Alexandria, Va.
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