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Lost in the Pacific: Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds By L. Douglas Keeney,

  • Title: Lost in the Pacific: Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds
  • Author: L. Douglas Keeney
  • ISBN: 9781619331204
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • captivating, real, human Epic Aviation News Journal As a former fighter pilot, I couldn t put this book down James Murphy, Author of Courage to ExecuteA must for fans of the bestselling Unbroken With dreams of flying, they enlisted from all across America, eager to defeat the Japanese and bring an end to the war Most were no than 21 or 22 years old, fresh captivating, real, human Epic Aviation News Journal As a former fighter pilot, I couldn t put this book down James Murphy, Author of Courage to ExecuteA must for fans of the bestselling Unbroken With dreams of flying, they enlisted from all across America, eager to defeat the Japanese and bring an end to the war Most were no than 21 or 22 years old, fresh from pilot training, with quick reflexes, sharp eyes, and keen intelligence And when they crashed, they needed every physical and mental advantage to survive Their ordeals began with blunt force impact with the sea From overhead, a hail of bullets from enemy planes From below, the imminent danger of shark attack Then the ongoing perils of drowning, exposure, heat, storms, and capture Two out of three airmen who survived their crashes were forever lost.The lucky ones lived to tell these amazing stories The creator of the Lost Histories of World War II series and cofounder of The Military Channel, editor L Douglas Keeney reviewed hundreds of reels of microfilm from the archives of Maxwell Air Force Base s History Center, searching out the most captivating first person accounts among the crash and rescue reports from WWII s Pacific Theater Each of these 23 previously unpublished narratives, recounted in the airman s own words, tells a true life tale that s stranger than any fiction Each forms a testament to human resilience, character, and fortitude All offer inspiring new insights into the heroics of the vanishing generation whose valor will live forever.
    Lost in the Pacific Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds captivating real human Epic Aviation News Journal As a former fighter pilot I couldn t put this book down James Murphy Author of Courage to ExecuteA must for fans of the bestselling Unbroken With

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    1. Find this and other reviews at flashlightcommentary.L Douglas Keeney s Lost in the Pacific Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds isn t my favorite WWII book of all time, but it s definitely high on the list Unearthed from aging archives and copied off microfilm, Keeney compiled a truly inspiring collection of survival, determination, and ingenuity.Each story is edited from a firsthand account as written by the man who lived it The details vary and are sometimes graphic [...]

    2. This book is about how a group of military people go on a b 17 bomber plane to Hawaii when they miss there refuel island and crash in the pacific with no sign of land on tiny little rafts while there floating there they can start to see dark shadows in the water then when the start to get closer they can start to see that they are sharks, Bull sharks I would recommend this book to a 4th or 5th grader.

    3. Lost in the Pacific by L Douglas Keeney is a compilation of firsthand accounts from the young men who had the misfortune to crash into the sea but were fortunate enough to survive their ordeal There were many reasons a pilot would need to ditch his aircraft, through enemy action, mechanical failure, or bad luck Keeney has found enough of these accounts to provide the reader with multiple examples of each.What we re reading are firsthand accounts of, what probably was, the most frightening time i [...]

    4. Lost in the Pacific Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds by L Douglas Keeney is an amazing account of several pilots who survived unthinkable conditions and odds after crashing with their planes.As the foreword rightfully points out, these are not adventures but stories of hard battles against the elements, hostile wildlife and other factors For every one of these lucky ones there are two dead pilots.Being told by the survivors themselves these stories are amazing rea [...]

    5. I had a difficult time getting through this book I realize the story had to be told but I was bored reading this book Perhaps it would have been better if the author took one case aand wrote a biography about the pilots Or the author could have taken bits and pieces from each incident and made a fictional story based on historical events I just had a difficult time picking this book up to finish it I only finished it because I felt obligated to write an honest review.However, I am glad that I wo [...]

    6. I won a copy of this book from Keeney s Lost in the Pacific is a captivating account of U.S fighter pilots that defied insurmountable odds I really liked the format of Lost in the Pacific Each chapter of the book is devoted to one unsung hero of WWII I have read numerous accounts of WII, and this was one of the best books that I have recently read I highly recommend this book to history lovers and to those who love nonfiction books Truly outstanding Very well researched and well written.

    7. 4.0 This story certainly is in the same general category as stories such as Unbroken and books about the whaling vessel the Essex It is a nice quick read and would be an outstanding choice for students who are reluctant readers and interested in World War II The author did a nice job summarizing the ordeal at sea while still maintaining the desperation and terror of the event The book is a very quick read, but it was definitely interesting I also really enjoyed the author notes in the back and i [...]

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