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The Resource Operation Vengeance : the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II, Dan Hampton

Operation Vengeance : the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II, Dan Hampton

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Operation Vengeance : the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II
Title
Operation Vengeance
Title remainder
the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "...[a] narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor."--
  • 1943. Naval Intelligence intercepted the itinerary of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, whose stealth attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated America's entry into the war. On April 18th he would travel to Rabaul in the South Pacific to visit Japanese troops, then fly to the Japanese airfield at Balalale, 400 miles to the southeast. Operation Vengeance was born. To avoid detection, U.S. pilots had to embark on a circuitous, 1,000-mile odyssey that would test not only their skills but the physical integrity of their planes. The slightest miscalculation, even by a few minutes, meant the entire plan would collapse. Hampton focuses on the mission's pilots and recreates the moment-by-moment drama they experienced in the air. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Hampton, Dan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Operation Vengeance, 1943
  • Yamamoto, Isoroku
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots
  • Yamamoto, Isoroku
  • Air pilots
  • Assassination
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Solomon Islands
  • United States
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Operation Vengeance : the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II, Dan Hampton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-416) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Foreword by Rex Barber Jr. and Rex Barber III -- Prologue -- Cauldron -- The twilight -- Down but never out -- Shoestring -- The American toe -- Borrowed lives -- Magnificent courage -- At any cost -- Sharks and dolphins -- The eight-fingered samurai -- Vengeance -- Dominoes -- Epilogue
Control code
on1176569786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062938091
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1176569786
Label
Operation Vengeance : the astonishing aerial ambush that changed World War II, Dan Hampton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-416) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Foreword by Rex Barber Jr. and Rex Barber III -- Prologue -- Cauldron -- The twilight -- Down but never out -- Shoestring -- The American toe -- Borrowed lives -- Magnificent courage -- At any cost -- Sharks and dolphins -- The eight-fingered samurai -- Vengeance -- Dominoes -- Epilogue
Control code
on1176569786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062938091
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1176569786

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