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Flying Among Heroes

Author : Norman Franks
ISBN : 9780752486499
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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T.S.C. Cooke joined the RAF as war began in 1939, aged 18, and trained to be a bomber pilot. Rising to the rank of squadron leader and decorated three times, Cooke bombed Berlin on 7 October 1940 in a Whitley Mk V, nearly ditching in the North Sea. Throughout this tour he faced the usual dangers of wartime aircrew, his aircraft being hit by AA fire on several occasions, once almost having to order his aircrew to bail out but landed safely at the last minute. They were also attacked by night fighters, encountered icing and even shot up a train and bomber station at tree-top level. Flying Wellingtons and Stirlings, Cooke took part in the infamous 1,000-bomber raid on Cologne and Essen, before returning to operations flying Special Ops Halifax aircraft, dropping agents into enemy-occupied France. After a dozen missions, he was shot down but he and his navigator survived and evaded capture. Helped by the French resistance, they got into Spain and returned home via Gibraltar. Both men received the DFC for their bravery. While their story is not totally unique, their adventures and courage make this tale akin to an adventure novel. NORMAN

Among Heroes Tales Of The Jungle Skippers

Author : Philip Brinson
ISBN : 9781105438806
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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To Live Among Heroes

Author : George Armour Bell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025343539
Genre : History
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Doc Bell was part of the 609 (West Riding) Squadron and became intertwined in the lives of the young pilots and groundcrew who tended to confide in him. Dr. Bell traces the experiences of the squad up to and after D-Day, during the fight for and eventual liberation of France and the victory in Germany. He conveys the human side of the war, balancing its realities with personal accounts of laughter and tolerance. It's another dimension to WWII that will have enthusiasts marveling at its vividness.

Among The Heroes

Author : Jere Longman
ISBN : 9780062028655
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 89. 99 MB
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Of the four horrific hijackings on September 11, Flight 93 resonates as one of epic resistance.At a time when the United States appeared defenseless against an unfamiliar foe, the gallant passengers and crew of Flight 93 provided for many Americans a measure of victory in the midst of unthinkable defeat. Together, they seemingly accomplished what all the security guards and soldiers, military pilots and government officials, could not -- they thwarted the terrorists, sacrificing their own lives so that others might live. The culmination of hundreds of interviews with family members and months of investigation, Among the Heroes is the definitive story of the courageous men and women aboard Flight 93, and of the day that forever changed the way Americans view the world and themselves.

Among Heroes

Author : Brandon Webb
ISBN : 9780698195899
Genre : History
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Now from Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling author, comes his personal account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Knowing these great men—who they were, how they lived, and what they stood for—has changed my life. We can’t let them be forgotten. So read about these amazing men, share their stories, and learn from them as I have. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s celebrate their lives.”—Brandon Webb As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world’s most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Among the best of the best, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper training program as course manager, instructing a new generation of the world’s top snipers. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes. Among Heroes gives his personal account of these eight extraordinary SEALs, who gave all for their comrades—and their country. Here are the true stories behind the remarkable valor and abiding humanity of those “sheepdogs” (as they call themselves) who protect us from the wolves of the world. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished on the Lone Survivor mission in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who were among the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s best friend for more than a decade, killed while helping secure the successful rescue and extraction of American CIA and State Department diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012; and other close friends, classmates, and fellow warriors. In Among Heroes, Webb offers eight intensely personal profiles of uncommon courage—who these men were, what they stood for, and how they came to make the ultimate sacrifice. These are men who left behind powerfully instructive examples of what it means to be alive—and what it truly means to be a hero. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Hero Among Heroes

Author : Ayub Khan Saidookhail
ISBN : UOM:39015059685092
Genre : India-Pakistan Conflict, 1965
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Among The Heroes

Author : Jere Longman
ISBN : 1587243601
Genre : Political Science
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An account of Flight 93's heroic final moments describes phone calls between passengers and their loved ones, their decision to fight the hijackers, and their heroic sacrifices to prevent a greater tragedy.

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