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The Resource Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history, Kevin Maurer

Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history, Kevin Maurer

Label
Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history
Title
Damn Lucky
Title remainder
one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Maurer
Title variation
One man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incredible true story of John "Lucky" Luckadoo, who survived 25 missions as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in WWII. When Second Lieutenant John "Lucky" Luckadoo-a wide-eyed 21-year-old assigned to the Eighth Air Force's 100th Bomb Group-arrived in England, "Axis Sally," an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during World War II, welcomed his squadron by name. "This isn't your war," she told them. "You don't have any business being here, but as long as you're here we're going to teach you a lesson." And they did. Kevin Maurer's Damn Lucky tells the true story of "Lucky" Luckadoo who flew some of the deadliest missions of World War II during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history. Lucky served with the 100th Bomber Group during the early days of the bombing of France and Germany from England. His story starts with his quest to join the Royal Air Force with his best friend before the war, through 25 missions in combat over Germany to the one mission-a raid over Bremen-where Luckadoo felt like his luck had run out. The statistical chances for a heavy Bomber crew in Europe to be lost on a mission were 1-in-10. At a 25-mission tour of duty, statistically, once a flyer made it to 10 missions they were literally on borrowed time. Anyone who served a full tour and survived was remarkably lucky. Drawn from Lucky's firsthand accounts, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Kevin Maurer delves into this extraordinary tale, uncovering astonishing accounts of bravery during an epic clash in the skies over Nazi Germany"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maurer, Kevin
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.253 100th
LC item number
.M38 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luckadoo, John
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Bomber pilots
  • HISTORY / World
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Bomber pilots
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • United States
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bomber pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history, Kevin Maurer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1246145844
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250274380
Lccn
2021051080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1246145844
  • (OCoLC)1246145844
  • (OCoLC)1246145844
Label
Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history, Kevin Maurer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1246145844
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250274380
Lccn
2021051080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1246145844
  • (OCoLC)1246145844
  • (OCoLC)1246145844

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