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Crew One

A World War II Memoir of Vpb-108

By Dennis Scranton

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Format: Paperback / softback, 208 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 11 February 2012
Merriam Press Military Monograph 67. Fourth Edition (February 2012). Memoir by a radar operator/gunner aboard a PB4Y-2 Privateer of VPB-108 in the Pacific, stationed at Hawaii, Kwajalein, Truk, Tinian, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima, flying missions as far as the Japanese home islands. Contents: Introduction; Aircrewman's Creed; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Pearl Harbor; Back in School Again; Another School; Fun for a Change; Flying at Last; PB4Y-1s; VPB-108; Acceptance; The "Privateer"; Crow's Landing; Training; TransPac; Party Time; Kaneohe; Honolulu and the Bird Farm; Thieves?; Peleliu; Tinian; Getting to Work; Tinian Routine; Photo Business; In Retrospect; Other Crews; Lost Crew; Flying with Big John; Pappy; Tenaga Shima; Press Release; Crew Shot Down; Radar; Moving Up; Russia; Marcus Island; Marcus Aftermath; War is Over; Medal Time; Hitchhikers; Shipboard Life; Epilogue; 33 B&W photos; 3 color photos; 1 map. Review by Dick Helling: This is another long overdue book on an aircraft people didn't even know existed. A very good read. Review by Al Jeanguenat (Al was a member of the author's unit): The books arrived today. I'm real pleased, happy and nostalgic with your inking of them! Should have ordered more cause already I can think of several other people I'd like to have a copy.
EAN: 9781470055271
ISBN: 1470055279
Publisher: Createspace
Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 1 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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