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Author Kelly, Arthur L., 1925-

Title Battlefire! : combat stories from World War II / Arthur L. Kelly.

Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1997]
©1997

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Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Wartime experiences of twelve Kentuckians based on interviews the author held with them.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.
Contents Pearl Harbor, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa : signalman 1st class Lee Ebner, U.S. Navy -- The Bataan Death March and Camp Cabanatuan : corporal Field Reed Jr., tanker, U.S. Army -- Kamikaze attacks in the Pacific : lieutenant John Barrows, aircraft carrier pilot, U.S. Navy -- Monte Pantano, Monte Cassino, and beyond : lieutenant colonel Benjamin Butler, infantryman, U.S. Army -- The air war over Germany and Stalag 17 : sergeant Bernell S. Heaton, B-17 bomber gunner, U.S. Army Air Force -- Normandy, Holland, Bastogne, and Stalag 4B : captain Willis P. McKee, airborne surgeon, U.S. Army -- New Guinea and the Philippines : technician fourth class Thomas W. Murphy, combat medic, U.S. Army -- Normandy and Lorraine : staff sergeant Paul Mudd, infantryman, U.S. Army -- Depth-charge attacks in the Pacific : torpedoman first class Hanly Davis, submariner, U.S. Navy -- Bastogne and Germany : technician third class Robert Haney, radio operator, U.S. Army -- Iwo Jima : Paul and Joe Simms, U.S. Marine Corps, and hometown friends.
Summary "" Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: High on the bridge of the USS West Virginia Sfc. Lee Ebner was looking forward to the end of his watch and a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast. But the two low-flying planes painted with rising sun insignia and bearing down on the ship had other plans for him and his fellow seamen. Ten hours later, at Clark Field in the Philippines, Pfc. Jack Reed felt the brunt of another Japanese air attack and within weeks found himself a part of the gruesome Bataan Death March that was to claim the lives of hundred of his comrades. On another continent, four years into.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Kentucky.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography.
Kentucky -- Biography.
Electronic books.
Biography.
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