The Resource Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning

Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning

Label
Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII
Title
Indestructible
Title remainder
one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bruning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy's ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur's air force into the scourge of the Pacific"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.B6865 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A true story"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-512) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • UH_CENTRAL
  • STOKE
  • TG_PAP
  • ELMATURNER
  • BELLBLOCK
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Silver screen scenes
  • Running toward trouble
  • The middle-aged recruit
  • Outlaw son of a lawman
  • The noose
  • American red baron
  • Refugee allies
  • Routine in chaos
  • Christmas eve
  • The last broadcast
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • The legend of Pappy Gunn
  • Early legends
  • The perilous consequence of not in stock
  • Daniel Boone of the Dutch East Indies
  • Eight avenue rules
  • Pappy and Miss EMF
  • Voiding the warranty
  • Where the weak are prey
  • Wainwright to Macarthur: where is Captain Gunn?
  • Philippine odyssey
  • The indomitable luck of Pappy Gunn
  • The Canberra commandos and the numerous troubles that ensued
  • Killing Von Gronau
  • Secrets, spies, and mystery holes
  • Survival versus sin
  • The death-dealing sweetheart with the Jack Dempsey crouch
  • "The gun-craziest man I ever met"
  • Bust 'em George, the undocumented renegade general
  • Clara Crosby comes of age
  • Margaret, pappy's radical, scrappy, lethal engine of death
  • The last normal day
  • The war on hope
  • Blood and fire
  • Reconnections and revolutions
  • Part 3
  • Homeward bound
  • Later legends
  • Gunship summer
  • Miss Priss strikes back
  • The pinky and the lungs
  • On the tail of Custer's ghost
  • The mysterious traveler
  • The vow of last resort
  • Pappy's final battle
  • The sweet Georgia peach
  • War made animals of men
  • Ward Six
  • Into the storm
  • The voice of Manila
  • The day of fiestas
  • Terror in the night
Control code
ocn948572948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 745 pages, 8 unnumbered pages plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316339407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u4166798
Specific material designation
large print

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