The last mission : the secret story of World War II's final battle / Jim B. Smith and Malcolm McConnell.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Beaufort - Bluffton Branch||940.54252 SMI (Text)||0530002776876||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0767907795
- Physical Description: xix, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
- Edition: First trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003.
- Copyright: ©2002
Expanded and rev. version of Jim B. Smith's 1st person account: The last mission. 1995.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. -333) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
pt. I: TOTAL WAR: 1. The Superforts -- 2. Kokutai and Ketsu-go -- 3. Potsdam and Trinity -- 4. The Boomerang and Enola Gay -- pt. II. ENDGAME: 5. "A Rain of Ruin" -- 6. Rumors of peace -- 7. Decision and indecision -- pt. III. "TO OUR GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS ... ": 8. Rebellion -- 9. Blackout -- 10. The last mission -- pt. IV. A VERY NEAR THING: 11. The Might-have-beens -- Chronology of major wartime events in the Pacific: 1945.
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JIM SMITH served with the 315th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force during, World War II, where he was a radio operator of a B-29B bomber named The Boomerang. He has researched The Last Mission for more than twenty years. MALCOLM McCONNELL is the author or coauthor of twenty-three books, many of them on military subjects. He most recently cowrote Born to Fly with Navy pilot Shane Osborn. He lives near Washington, D.C.