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Description - Dick Cole's War by Dennis R. Okerstrom

With the 100th anniversary of his birth on September 7, 2015, Dick Cole stands in the powerful spotlight that has followed him since his B-25 was launched from a Navy carrier and flown toward Japan just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Participating in Doolittle's Raid and crash-landing in China might have been enough for some, butCole went on to India and was assigned to Ferrying Command, flying the Hump (the Himalayas) for a year in the world's worst weather, with inadequate aircraft, few aids to navigation, and inaccurate maps. He survived this dangerous assignment and rotated home in 1943. A few months later, Cole was recruited for the First Air Commandos and he returned to India to participate in Project 9, the aerial invasion of Burma.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826220660
ISBN-10: 0826220665
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: University of Missouri Press
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dennis R. Okerstrom

Dennis R. Okerstrom is a professor of English at Park University, USA a certified flight instructor, and the author of four previous books. He owns and flies a restored 1942 Army Scout plane and is the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Independence, Missouri.