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The Resource Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

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Lucky 666 : the impossible mission
Title
Lucky 666
Title remainder
the impossible mission
Statement of responsibility
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Title variation
Lucky six hundred and sixty-six
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling The Heart of Everything That Is traces the lesser-known story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who in 1943 engaged the Japanese in what became history's longest dogfight, changing the course of the war through their heroic acts of sacrifice
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Biography type
individual biography
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10530283
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YDX
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Drury, Bob
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Clavin, Thomas
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True
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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
Target audience
adult
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the impossible mission
Label
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn960901446
Isbn
9781476774855
Lccn
2016017924
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960901446
Label
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn960901446
Isbn
9781476774855
Lccn
2016017924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960901446

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