The Resource Beyond valor : a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time, Jon Erwin & William Doyle

Beyond valor : a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time, Jon Erwin & William Doyle

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Beyond valor : a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time
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Beyond valor
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a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time
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Jon Erwin & William Doyle
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "On April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World War II by burning the cities, factories, and military bases of the Japanese em?pire, thereby forcing an unconditional surren?der. Yet the mission did not go as planned. On board one of the B-29s, the City of Los Angeles, a phosphorus bomb detonated inside the plane. Staff Sergeant Henry E. "Red" Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorus yet managed to throw overboard the still-flaming bomb, be?fore collapsing from the third-degree burns over much of his body. Breaking protocol, the plane diverted to a military hospital at Iwo Jima. President Truman quickly ordered that Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest honor of the American military, before the young airman died of his wounds. There was just one problem: no Medals of Honor were available in the entire Pacific theater. General Curtis LeMay dispatched a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal to give to Erwin before time ran out. Meanwhile, a courageous teenage bride set out on her own mission, one of against-all-odds healing. Her mission's success would mean an entirely new destiny for the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author, Jon Erwin. Beyond Valor is an extraordinary, never-before-told tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion."--Page 2 of cover
  • April 12, 1945. A fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission: burn the cities, factories, and military bases of the Japanese empire, forcing an unconditional surrender. On board the City of Los Angeles a phosphorus bomb detonated inside the plane. Staff Sergeant Henry E. "Red" Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorus, threw the still-flaming bomb overboard, and collapsed from the third-degree burns over much of his body. Breaking protocol, the plane diverted to a military hospital at Iwo Jima. President Truman ordered that Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor, but no Medals of Honor were available in the entire Pacific theater. General Curtis LeMay dispatched a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal to give to Erwin before time ran out. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erwin, Jon
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790.263 29th
LC item number
.E79 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doyle, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erwin, Henry Eugene
  • United States
  • City of Los Angeles (Bomber)
  • Veterans Administration Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Flight radio operators
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Disabled veterans
  • Burns and scalds
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Burns and scalds
  • Disabled veterans
  • Employees
  • Flight radio operators
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Regimental histories
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Alabama
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
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Beyond valor : a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time, Jon Erwin & William Doyle
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- The making of a man -- To end this business of war -- Journey to the apocalypse -- Day of destiny -- Race against time -- The gates of eternity -- Homecoming -- Guardian angel -- Legacy in the clouds -- Afterword: In his own words
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781400216833
Lccn
2020001894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1960632
  • (OCoLC)1152416556
  • 1960632
  • (OCoLC)on1152416556
  • 1960632
Label
Beyond valor : a World War II story of extraordinary heroism, sacrificial love, and a race against time, Jon Erwin & William Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- The making of a man -- To end this business of war -- Journey to the apocalypse -- Day of destiny -- Race against time -- The gates of eternity -- Homecoming -- Guardian angel -- Legacy in the clouds -- Afterword: In his own words
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781400216833
Lccn
2020001894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1960632
  • (OCoLC)1152416556
  • 1960632
  • (OCoLC)on1152416556
  • 1960632

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