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Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway / N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss with Timothy and Laura Orr.

Kleiss, N. Jack, 1916-2016 (author.). Orr, Timothy, (author.). Orr, Laura, (author.).

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Summary:

"On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway, Lt. (J.G.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a near-vertical dive aimed at the heart of Japan’s Imperial Navy, which six months earlier had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor. The greatest naval battle in history raged around him, its outcome hanging in the balance as the U.S. desperately searched for its first major victory of the Second World War. Then, in a matter of seconds, Dusty Kleiss’s daring 20,000-foot dive helped forever alter the war’s trajectory. These pages are Dusty's remarkable legacy, providing a riveting eyewitness account of the Battle of Midway, and an inspiring testimony to the brave men who fought, died, and shaped history during those four extraordinary days in June, seventy-five years ago." --adapted from Amazon description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 940.5426699 .K647n 2017 (Text) 37814003256006 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/10/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062692054
  • ISBN: 0062692054
  • Physical Description: xvii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

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Summary, etc.:
"On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway, Lt. (J.G.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a near-vertical dive aimed at the heart of Japan’s Imperial Navy, which six months earlier had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor. The greatest naval battle in history raged around him, its outcome hanging in the balance as the U.S. desperately searched for its first major victory of the Second World War. Then, in a matter of seconds, Dusty Kleiss’s daring 20,000-foot dive helped forever alter the war’s trajectory. These pages are Dusty's remarkable legacy, providing a riveting eyewitness account of the Battle of Midway, and an inspiring testimony to the brave men who fought, died, and shaped history during those four extraordinary days in June, seventy-five years ago." --adapted from Amazon description.
Subject: Kleiss, N. Jack, 1916-2016.
Midway, Battle of, 1942 > Personal narratives, American.
Dive bomber pilots > United States > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Autobiographies.
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