Sons of the 43rd: The Story of Delmar Dotson, Gray Allison, and the Men of the 43rd Bombardment Group in the Southwest Pacific

Sons of the 43rd: The Story of Delmar Dotson, Gray Allison, and the Men of the 43rd Bombardment Group in the Southwest Pacific

by Michael R Spradlin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613143506
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Michael R. Spradlin, PH.D., is the author of numerous articles on church history, missions, and evangelism. He has served for many years as the President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is a member of Mid-America's church history faculty. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue

1. Delmar Dotson's Early Life
Died in the War: September 1863
Delmar's Mother
Delmar's Father
The Move to Kentucky
Approaching Storms
The Decision
Rescue

2. A Strange Place-The Masonic Home of Virginia
The Masons Talked Me into It
The Year 1927
Ferite primo. Ferite humile. Ferite ommino
The 1933 Season
The Summer of 1934
The 1934 Season
The 1935 Season
The Spring of 1936
The 1936 Season
May 3, 1937

3. From Here to Hawaii
The Mystery
Nec Aspera Terrent "Undaunted"
An Army Musician
I'll Have a Shirley Temple, Please

4. Return to Service
Langley Field
The 43rd Bombardment Group
Chanute Field, Illinois
Bangor Airfield, Maine
The Dotsons Go to War

5. 41-24552
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Ready for War
A New Name

6. The Southwest Pacific Theater
Paukenschlag: German, noun, "timpani roll," "drumbeat"
Townsville, Australia
Willing. Able. Ready (43rd Bomb Group Motto)
The General
Move to New Guinea
The Enemy

7. Above and Beyond
We Can't Lose
Silver Star Mission
The Briefing
Raid on Rabaul
No Turning Back

8. Persevere
Air Raid at Jackson Field
Night Fighters
August 1943
They Don't Live Too Long

9. Clouds
Wednesday, September 15, 1943
The Plane
The Crew
The Last B-17

10. The War Goes On
Missing in Action (MIA)
The Move Northward
The Finishers-1945
Ida, Louisiana
Return to the Philippines
The June 13 Mission
Ie Shima
Surrender
Homeward Bound
Where Is My Son

11. The Discovery
The Senator's Wife
Turn Left
The Recovery
The Phone Call

12. Conclusion
Sons and Daughters of the 43rd

Selected Bibliography

Endnotes

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