Kangaroo Squadron

American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD41031
Released: Dec 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549176890
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The dramatic untold story of the first US Army Air Force unit to attack the Japanese after Pearl HarborIn early 1942, while most of the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, a single squadron advanced to the far side of the world to face America's new enemy.Based in Australia with poor supplies and dubbed the Kangaroo Squadron, the pilots and crew faced tropical diseases while confronting numerically superior Japanese forces. Yet the squadron proved remarkably resilient and successful, conducting long-range bombing raids, armed reconnaissance missions, and rescuing General MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines.Before now, the story of their courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds has largely been untold. Using eyewitness accounts based on personal diaries, letters, new interviews, and memoirs as well as Japanese sources historian Bruce Gamble brings to vivid life this dramatic true story.But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II-the very first B-17 downed in combat has recently been recovered from jungle swamps. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic jungle survival story, and the powerful mystique of an abandoned bomber that compelled men to possess it at any cost.

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Author(s): Bruce Gamble
Narrator(s): Mark Boyett
Product Number Z100142369
Released: Dec 11, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549176883
Author(s): Bruce Gamble
Product Number EB00720951
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: #9780306903168

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