Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific

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FINISH FORTY
AND HOME
The Untold World War II Story
of B-24s in the Pacific

Phil Scearce

Number 5 in the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
FRANK W. MAYBORN GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM
DENTON, TEXAS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations (Illustrations Appear after Page 150) vi
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface viii
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Sergeant at Seventeen 11
  • Chapter 2 - Hawaii 33
  • Chapter 3 - First Mission 43
  • Chapter 4 - Nauru 51
  • Chapter 5 - Air Raid 65
  • Chapter 6 - Chance 77
  • Chapter 7 - May 1943 85
  • Chapter 8 - The Squadrons Objectives 97
  • Chapter 9 - The Pacific Preferred 115
  • Chapter 10 - Softening Tarawa 125
  • Chapter 11 - Forever Consequences 143
  • Chapter 12 - Losing Altitude Fast 171
  • Chapter 13 - Back to Hawaii 185
  • Chapter 14 - Last Flights 209
  • Chapter 15 - Ask the Man Who Owns One 221
  • Chapter 16 - The Meaning of Boxes 241
  • Chapter 17 - Guam 255
  • Chapter 18 - Back in Business 273
  • Chapter 19 - Halfway to Forty 291
  • Chapter 20 - January 1945 311
  • Chapter 21 - Endings for Some 321
  • Epilogue 339
  • EndNotes 351
  • Bibliography 375
  • Index 381
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