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The daring low level mission to the oil refineries of Ploesti has long been considered as one of the most significant missions of World War Il. The allies were determined to annihilate the very source of the fuel which fed the German war machine. In Out of the Desert, a distinguished veteran of the 98th Bomb Group, John Blundell, provides not only an insider's point of view on the mission, but also compelling photos of the heroes and hardships faced by America's Force for Freedom" — the 98th Bomb Group.
Posted August 13, 2002
Out of the Desert by John Blundell is an exciting personal account of the experiences of an American hero during World War II. The book provides insider information about a strategic air battle that played a key role in turning the tide of the war in Europe. The accounts of Mr. Blundell¿s experiences are told in away that made me feel as if I were hearing them from an old and trusted friend. I was also fascinated by the author¿s encounters with world leaders, and celebrities. I found it very difficult to put the book down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 27, 2000
I just finished reading 'out of the Desert'. I read it from cover to cover and word for word. I could hardly put it down, except to eat and sleep some. I really enjoyed it. It was also inspirational as well. It tells of a brave group of fine Americans, who gave all, at a time when it meant something to be a patriot. Even when a dog named Alex played an important roleWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2000
The author's style allow you not only to experience the heat, grit, and thirst of North Africa, but you also become part of the fear, hardships and jubilation of the war arond you. You will grow to better understand an experience that we can never completely appreciate and a debt we can never fully repayWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2000
Posted January 27, 2000
A compelling story of survival in a war rorn combat zone in North Africa and Italy. It is filled with the emotions, humor, and struggles of those brave men who fought and died, for a cause in which they believed Sidney S. McMath, Major General. USMC (Ret.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.