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Rain of Fire by Charles L. Phillips, Jr. Colonel USAF

Rain of Fire

B-29 Superfortress "FIFI" 75th Birthday Edition B-29's Over Japan, 1945 75th Anniversary Edition Endorsed by General Curtis E. LeMay USAF

by Charles L. Phillips, Jr. Colonel USAF

Pages: 252

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11

Category
  • HISTORY - Military - World War II
  • HISTORY - North America
  • HISTORY - Military - Aviation

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781632211064

Price : $19.49



The remarkable story from a 26 year old Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, piloting B-29s during the final stages of WWII in the Pacific Theatre.
Beginning on Thanksgiving Day 1944, B-29 fire bomb raids began on Japan from Saipan in the Mariana Islands.
 
Receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross for piloting the largest planes used in during WWII, his last mission was August 6th, 1945 — the day of Hiroshima — the same day he was forced to ditch his aircraft into the sea.

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