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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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Among The Heroes

Author : Jere Longman
ISBN : 1587243601
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 41. 70 MB
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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.

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.

Hero Among Heroes

Author : Ayub Khan Saidookhail
ISBN : UOM:39015059685092
Genre : India-Pakistan Conflict, 1965
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The Dog Who Could Fly

Author : Damien Lewis
ISBN : 9781476739168
Genre : Pets
File Size : 85. 39 MB
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“A thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this Sunday Times top ten bestseller is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, flying countless combat missions and surviving everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul—a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd—whom he named Ant—after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert the puppy, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed, the pair would save each other’s lives countless times as they flew together with RAF Bomber Command. Finally grounded after being injured on a flight mission, Ant refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master’s return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war, Robert and Ant had become true war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the “Animal VC.” With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.

The Awakening

Author : Michael Owen Carroll
ISBN : 0399247254
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.

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