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

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

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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruning, John R
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gunn, Paul Irvin
  • Gunn, Paul Irvin
  • Philippine Airlines
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Americans
  • Prisoners of war
  • Rescues
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Philippine Odyssey -- The Last Normal Day -- The Mysterious Traveler -- Into the Storm -- The Voice of Manila -- The Day of Fiestas -- Terror in the Night -- 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 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? -- 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, Letha Engine of Death -- 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 Vow of Last Resort -- Pappy's Final Battle -- The Sweet Georgia Peach -- War Made Animals of Men -- Ward Six
Control code
ocn960105401
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First edition.
Extent
xix, 745 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316464307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
940.5449 B836A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A16BP051, #41, 4@30.00, LAP/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 960105401
  • (OCoLC)960105401
Label
Indestructible : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII, John R. Bruning, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Philippine Odyssey -- The Last Normal Day -- The Mysterious Traveler -- Into the Storm -- The Voice of Manila -- The Day of Fiestas -- Terror in the Night -- 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 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? -- 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, Letha Engine of Death -- 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 Vow of Last Resort -- Pappy's Final Battle -- The Sweet Georgia Peach -- War Made Animals of Men -- Ward Six
Control code
ocn960105401
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First edition.
Extent
xix, 745 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316464307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
940.5449 B836A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A16BP051, #41, 4@30.00, LAP/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 960105401
  • (OCoLC)960105401

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