Flyboys : a true story of courage / James Bradley.
By: Bradley, James.Material type: BookPublisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: 398 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0316105848 (hc); 9780316105842 (hc).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Japan -- Chichi Island | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Chichi Island | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Biography | Chichi Island (Japan) -- History, Military -- 20th century | Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Chichi Island -- History -- 20th century | War crime trials -- GuamDDC classification: 940.54/05/09528
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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.
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.
Read by the author.