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The Last Raid: How World War II Ended, August 1945 [NOOK Book]

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While the Japanese war cabinet argued about whether to surrender, and on what terms, the U.S. Army Strategic Air Force on Guam and Tinian geared up for a thousand-plane raid upon the Empire. It was the last raid of World War II. This story, which first appeared in Air&Space/Smithsonian magazine, tells the story of those momentous forty-eight hours. Revised 2012 to include a portfolio of B-29 photographs and a short history of the "super-bomber" program. About 7000 words. ...
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The Last Raid: How World War II Ended, August 1945

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Overview

While the Japanese war cabinet argued about whether to surrender, and on what terms, the U.S. Army Strategic Air Force on Guam and Tinian geared up for a thousand-plane raid upon the Empire. It was the last raid of World War II. This story, which first appeared in Air&Space/Smithsonian magazine, tells the story of those momentous forty-eight hours. Revised 2012 to include a portfolio of B-29 photographs and a short history of the "super-bomber" program. About 7000 words.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046238105
  • Publisher: Warbird Books
  • Publication date: 11/8/2014
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Ford is a journalist, novelist, and historian based in New Hampshire. He is the author of Incident at Muc Wa, the Vietnam story that became the acclaimed Burt Lancaster film, Go Tell the Spartans, and two other novels with a military-historical twist. More recently, he wrote the definitive history of the American Volunteer Group--the Flying Tigers of Burma and China. Dan writes for the Wall Street Journal and recently acquired an advanced degree from King's College London.
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