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Lucky 666

Lucky 666

The Impossible Mission

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781476774855
1476774854
Branch Call Number: 940.544973 Z41D
Additional Contributors: Clavin, Thomas - Author

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richbald
Feb 10, 2019

Stand alone book, just different version in large print. Either is acceptable.

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richbald
Feb 10, 2019

Stand alone book

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aronchick
Jul 09, 2018

Just a dynamite book from beginning to end. It is incredibly researched, and it tells such a compelling story about what the WWII generation was willing to risk and sacrifice in order to help the country's war efforts.

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Clientone
Nov 27, 2016

This book is without a doubt, is one of the best I HAVE READ,,,

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