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Author Bruning, John R., author.

Title Indestructible [electronic resource] : one man's rescue mission that changed the course of WWII / John R. Bruning.

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
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Summary "This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy's ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur's air force into the scourge of the Pacific"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Hachette Books 2016 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Gunn, Paul Irvin, 1899-1957.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Philippine Airlines -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Aeronautics, Military -- Technological innovations -- History -- 20th century.
Gunn, Paul Irvin, 1899-1957 -- Family.
Americans -- Philippines -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- Biography.
Rescues -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780316312226 (electronic bk.)
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