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The Resource Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway, N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr, (large print)

Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway, N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr, (large print)

Label
Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway
Title
Never call me a hero
Title remainder
a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway
Statement of responsibility
N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway. Lt. (j.g.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a near-vertical dive aimed at the heart of Japan's Imperial Navy, which six months earlier had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor. Within a three-day period he became the only pilot from either side to land hits on three different ships, all of which sank-- losses that crippled the once-fearsome Japanese fleet. Now the Navy Cross recipient's full story is told for the first time, offering an intimate look at the fight for control of the Pacific in World War II
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FO7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kleiss, N. Jack
Dewey number
940.54/26699
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D774.M5
LC item number
K54 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Orr, Timothy J.
  • Orr, Laura A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kleiss, N. Jack
  • United States
  • Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • Dive bomber pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway, N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jill Kleiss -- Introduction / by Norman Jack Kleiss -- Kansas childhood, 1916-1932 -- The lure of flight, 1932-1934 -- Midshipman, 1934-1938 -- Finding love, 1938-1939 -- The Navy's surface fleet, 1939-1940 -- Flight training, 1940-1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 1, May-June 1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 2, June-November 1941 -- The Pacific War begins, November 1941-January 1942 -- The battle of the Marshall Islands, February 1942 -- Wake and Marcus Islands, February-March 1942 -- Return to the central Pacific, March-June 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 1, the morning attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 2, the afternoon attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 3, June 5 and 6, 1942 -- Return to the States, June-October 1942 -- Flight instructor, 1942-1945 -- My life after the Second World War, 1946-1976 -- Remembering Midway, 1976-2016 -- Afterword / by Timothy J. Orr -- Appendix: Roster, Scouting Squadron Six, May 1941 to June 1942
Control code
ocn988395747
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxii, 420 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062694720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B K674A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A16BP148, #47, 4@26.99, wjm/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 988395747
  • (OCoLC)988395747
Label
Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway, N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jill Kleiss -- Introduction / by Norman Jack Kleiss -- Kansas childhood, 1916-1932 -- The lure of flight, 1932-1934 -- Midshipman, 1934-1938 -- Finding love, 1938-1939 -- The Navy's surface fleet, 1939-1940 -- Flight training, 1940-1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 1, May-June 1941 -- Scouting Squadron Six, part 2, June-November 1941 -- The Pacific War begins, November 1941-January 1942 -- The battle of the Marshall Islands, February 1942 -- Wake and Marcus Islands, February-March 1942 -- Return to the central Pacific, March-June 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 1, the morning attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 2, the afternoon attack, June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, part 3, June 5 and 6, 1942 -- Return to the States, June-October 1942 -- Flight instructor, 1942-1945 -- My life after the Second World War, 1946-1976 -- Remembering Midway, 1976-2016 -- Afterword / by Timothy J. Orr -- Appendix: Roster, Scouting Squadron Six, May 1941 to June 1942
Control code
ocn988395747
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxii, 420 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062694720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B K674A ; XX-NL ; LP ; [A16BP148, #47, 4@26.99, wjm/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 988395747
  • (OCoLC)988395747

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