Bradley, James, 1954-

Flyboys : a true story of courage / James Bradley. - 1st ed. - Boston : Little, Brown, 2003. - 398 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-378) and index.

Declassified -- Civilize-ation -- Spirit war -- The third dimension -- The rape of China -- The ABCD encirclement -- Flyboys -- doing the impossible -- Airpower -- Yellow devils, white devils -- To the Pacific -- Carrier war -- No mans land -- No surrender -- Kichiku -- Fire war -- Enduring the unendurable -- Casualties of war.

Read by the author.

Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers--Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there--were shot down. One of those nine was miraculously rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured and held by Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. Then they disappeared.

0316105848 (hc) 9780316105842 (hc)


World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Japan--Chichi Island.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan--Chichi Island.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese--Biography.
Air pilots, Military--United States--Biography.
Prisoners of war--History--United States--20th century.
Prisoners of war--History--Japan--Chichi Island--20th century.
War crime trials--Guam.

Chichi Island (Japan)--History, Military--20th century.

D804.J3 / B73 2003