Kangaroo squadron

American courage in the darkest days of World War II
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United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Squadron, 435th, United States, American Aerial operations, World War, 1939-1945, History, Regimental histories, B-17 b
StatementBruce Gamble
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD790.263 435th .G36 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26977878M
ISBN 100306903121
ISBN 139780306903120
LC Control Number2018021086
OCLC/WorldCa1028225170

Kangaroo Squadron is an inspiring, beautifully crafted tale of ordinary Americans exhibiting extraordinary heroism and grit when it mattered most."-- Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter and The First Wave/5(20).

From the author of Baa Baa Black Sheep, the story of Marine Corps pilot Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Black Sheep squadron, This book tells the story of the Kangaroo Squadron, An American squadron of pilots and the crew of B17 Flying Fortress bombers sent on reconnaissance missions, bombing runs, and a rescue mission for General MacArthur and his staff in the Philippines/5(8).

Kangaroo Squadron is a soaring story and a triumph of the American spirit."— James M. Scott, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Rampage and Target Tokyo "With his exquisite eye for detail and spellbinding talent as a stroyteller, Bruce Gamble takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the perilous early months of World War II in the Southwest Pacific."—Brand: Hachette Books.

ANALYSIS/OPINION: KANGAROO SQUADRON: AMERICAN COURAGE IN THE DARKEST DAYS OF WORLD WAR II. By Bruce Gamble. Da Capo Press, $28, pages. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival.

The Kangaroo Squadron faced unusually steep challenges; in addition to bad weather, extremely challenging over-ocean navigation, and flight distances that stressed their planes’ fuel endurance. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival story, and the powerful mystique of an invaluable war relic.

TH BOMB SQUADRON THE "KANGAROO SQUADRON" 19TH BOMB GROUP - USAAF This book is dedicated to "those who are about to enter a combat zone for the first time." Into training schools all over the country will go 19th Group men to teach lessons based on experience.

Around them will be assembled eager young men of new squadrons and other groups.

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A formal Kangaroo Squadron was subsequently organized on 26 Aug and attached to the Canadian Elgin Regiment for administrative purposes. Both the Elgins and Kangaroo Squadron were assigned to. Kangaroo Squadron is an inspiring, beautifully crafted tale of ordinary Americans exhibiting extraordinary heroism and grit when it mattered most."--Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter and The First Wave "Bruce Gamble has beautifully captured the dark early days of World War II--and the brave American airmen willing to take the fight to the enemy/5(27).

A history of some of the first American fliers to engage with the Japanese enemy following Pearl Harbor and Midway.

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The Japanese attack on American bases in the Pacific was still fresh in memory, writes former naval aviator Gamble (Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story of Lark Force, the Forgotten Garrison, January-July, etc.), when a dozen B bombers and their crews arrived in Australia.

"Kangaroo Squadron" American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II by Bruce Gamble. This excellent book by well known author, Bruce Gamble was recently launched on 20 November I've been waiting for this book for quite some time as I knew that Bruce would set the record straight on a number of inaccurate stories initiated by various.

"Bruce Gamble's excellent history of the U.S. Army's B bombers in the Pacific, officially the Southern Bomber Command but colloquially known as the Kangaroo Squadron, is a triumph. The characters are vivid and the narrative gripping; the story of the downed B later known as the 'Swamp Ghost' is especially riveting.

The th Bombardment Squadron, also known as the "Kangaroo" Squadron, is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Eighth Air Force d Bombardment Group, based at Kadena Air Base, was inactivated on 28 May Branch: United States Army Air Forces.

The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival story, and the powerful mystique of an invaluable war relic. This item is : Da Capo Press. This context can be a little confusing because the reader knows from the title that the book is about a single squadron, yet multiple squadrons are described.

The Kangaroo Squadron was pieced. Kangaroo Squadron is a soaring story and a triumph of the American spirit."-- James M. Scott, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Rampage and Target Tokyo "With his exquisite eye for detail and spellbinding talent as a stroyteller, Bruce Gamble takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the perilous early months of World War II in the.

Kangaroo Squadron is an outstanding book for the everyday Australian as much as it is for the avid aviation military historian. To find a book which appeals to both the general public and military aviation enthusiasts is rare, but Bruce Gamble achieves this with Kangaroo Squadron/5(17).

Using eyewitness accounts based on personal diaries, letters, new interviews, and memoirs as well as Japanese sources historian Bruce Gamble brings to vivid life this dramatic true the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II-the very first B downed in combat has recently been recovered from jungle swamps.

One of the squadron's B bombers, which crash-landed on its first mission, was recovered from New Guinea after almost seventy years in a jungle swamp. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival story, and the powerful mystique of an invaluable.

But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II.

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One of the Bs, crash landed on its first mission, has recently been recovered from jungle swamps. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic jungle survival story, and the powerful mystique.

Bruce Gamble hits the target again and again and again. This book deserves to be a bestseller, and that's not all. We seldom say this in regard to books about the history of World War II, but Kangaroo Squadron should be transformed into a big budget Hollywood blockbuster with a star-studded cast.

Very highly ers: Kangaroo Squadron is a soaring story and a triumph of the American spirit." (James M. Scott, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Rampage and Target Tokyo) "Bruce Gamble demonstrates again why he is one of the best aviation historians in the business.

But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II. One of the Bs, crash landed on its first mission, has recently been recovered from jungle swamps. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic jungle survival story, and the powerful mystique of an abandoned bomber that compelled men to possess it.

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In Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II, Bruce Gamble illuminates the lost story of the B Flying Fortresses and the courageous men who flew them into harm’s way. Through the pages of this dark history, the author brings to life the B Flying Fortress as its own character that played a pivotal role in paving the way for America’s entrance into the Pacific.

Available in: Paperback. In earlywhile most of the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, a single squadron advanced to the far side of the world to face America's new enemy.

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