The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti

The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti

by William Bradle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455622184
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/03/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 433,341
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

William R. Bradle earned a BA in modern European history and an MBA. in finance from the University of Illinois. He studied at the University of Vienna and graduated from the senior executive program at Stanford University. Bradle’s historical articles have been published in Old News, Porsche, and 356 Registry.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The World in 1942 11

Chapter 2 Doolittle Awarded Medal of Honor / Halverson Goes Home 21

Chapter 3 The Washington Decision 35

Chapter 4 The Planning 45

Chapter 5 The Gathering 53

Chapter 6 The Attackers 69

Chapter 7 The Weapons 83

Chapter 8 The Defenders 93

Chapter 9 D-Day Minus One 107

Chapter 10 Last-Minute Details 119

Chapter 11 Takeoff 131

Chapter 12 The Germans Alerted 139

Chapter 13 Speed and Separation 145

Chapter 14 Targets of Opportunity 157

Chapter 15 White IV Hit Early 169

Chapter 16 Killer Kane on Target 179

Chapter 17 Eight-Balls on Target 193

Chapter 18 Smart Vindicated 205

Chapter 19 Meeting Royalty 215

Chapter 20 Going Home 229

Chapter 21 End of the Day 245

Notes 249

Bibliography 267

Index 279

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