- Publish Date: 2004-06-14
- Binding: Paperback
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The name-. often heard and heralded during and after World War II PAPPY GUNN ordinarily speaks for itself-however in this book, the unforgettable, untold to this day, human story of the legendary Pappy Gunn , hero of the Pacific Air War and to his family who knew and loved him-. this story is told with the understanding of one who had the fore knowledge and burning determination to sort out the facts and myths about him, Nathaniel Gunn, the author, fellow lover of flying, and his youngest son, who was with him until his untimely crash in Civilian life doing what he loved to do-flying, flying, flying! You'll find the story intriguing in its discoveries, packed with Pappy's own personal original files, long forgotten letters, documents and photographs spanning Pappy's youth into the U.S. Navy, marriage, retirement in Hawaii and move to the Philippine Islands. Then, the untimely entrance of the United States in the WWII bombing and capture of Manila. Most of all, this story draws a perceptive focus on-. the man-as the person and courageous patriot he truly was, joining the U.S. AirForce he was at this time-. Fighting 3 wars at once His family imprisoned by the Japanese. The brass who needed him to accomplish the impossible And, the enemy who had the upperhand, but not for long! Thank God - his was atriumphant battle in all three!
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