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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    FREEDOM FOR AMERICA

    'THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO' BY TED LAWSON A PILOT FOR THE B-25 MISSION FOR REVENGE PEARL HARBOR . THIS IS A REALLY GREAT MISSION SO IT IS A REALLY DETAILED MISSION AND THIS PUBLICATION GIVES A GREAT PERSPECTIVE ON THE COURAGE AND WHAT THE LIFES OF WHAT THE WINGMEN DID FOR OUR COUNTRY. IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR SOMEBODY SPECIAL.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Great telling of the story that inspired the movie of the same name

    This is the story of the brave airmen who flew B-25 bombers off of the deck of a WWII aircraft carrier, striking the first blow to Japan after the attack on Pearl harbor. The story is told by Ted Lawson, Army Air Force pilot. He recounts the time that led to the mission that helped boost American morale during the dark days just after the American involvement in WWII. He tells of how he went from civilian to pilot, and the planning, execution and aftermath of probably the most famous bombing run short of the atomic bomb runs on Japan late in the war. This is a book that I originally read as a kid, and I really enjoyed reading it again. It is one of those books that once you pick it up, you will find it hard to put down.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

    Great Flying Book

    A great story about one of the great aviation feats of all time, launching land based bombers off the deck of the aircraft Carrier Hornet for daring mission against the Japan early in World War II. This book is the real deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

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    A Good Read

    This is a very good book if you, or someone you know, is into first hand accounts of historical events.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Makes You Appreciate These Men

    Excellent, excellent book. It's written at the right level for readers of varying ages - high school history student or adult just interested in history. It's a very easy, fast read that keeps the reader interested throughout the text. It really gives one an appreciation of the difficulties that these flyers had to overcome not only training on flying Army bombers from a Navy ship not designed for that kind of mission or aircraft, but also with the difficulties that the flyers had to encounter trying to get to safety in China. Those men were extraordinarily brave and determined, and there story is an exciting one to read.

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