Hell Is So Green

Hell Is So Green

Search and Rescue Over the Hump in World War II

eBook - 2012
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Lt. William Diebold served in the Army's Air Transport Command in the China-Burma-India theater of World War II and never fired a weapon in battle. Like many men who flew the Hump, he never saw on-the-ground combat, but he fought bravely by saving lives. Flyers who crossed the eastern Himalayas to keep the allied armies in China supplied with food, fuel, and weapons against Japanpreventing it from concentrating its power in the Pacificoften flew in zero-visibility, sometimes crashing into mountains or falling from the sky from Japanese Zero attacks. Those pilots who survived, Bill Diebold rescued. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>In Hell Is So Green, Diebold vividly describes the heat and stink of the jungle; the vermin, lice, and leeches; the towering mountains and roaring rivers. Rich with war slang, wisecracks, and old-fashioned phrases, his story reverberates with authenticity and represents the stories of many men that have never been told. After the author's early death, the manuscript was put away in an atticuntil now. Here, from the shadows of that attic, comes a compelling story of courage under fire and heroism for the ages.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780762777143
0762777141
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages).

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