Flying with the Flak Pak A Pacific War scrapbook But what happened after Pearl Harbor Uh Hiroshima right But that was four years later What about in between A few places stick in the memory Midway Guadalcanal Iwo Jima Ok

  • Title: Flying with the Flak Pak
  • Author: Kenny Kemp
  • ISBN: 9781892442703
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Pacific War scrapbook.But what happened after Pearl Harbor Uh, Hiroshima, right But that was four years later What about in between A few places stick in the memory Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa But many others are memorable only to those who fought there Bougainville, Cape Gloucester, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Rabaul, New Guinea, Peleliu.Flying with theA Pacific War scrapbook.But what happened after Pearl Harbor Uh, Hiroshima, right But that was four years later What about in between A few places stick in the memory Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa But many others are memorable only to those who fought there Bougainville, Cape Gloucester, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Rabaul, New Guinea, Peleliu.Flying with the Flak Pak reveals the Pacific War from beginning to end through the eyes of a young Army Air Force pilot You ll learn about the War in a memorably visual way his photos, orders, souvenirs, and memorabilia will paint an indelible picture of the conflict in your mind So take your seat in the cockpit of a B 24 Liberator, buckle in, and scan the horizon You won t believe the places you ll see, places that will thereafter be imprinted on your memory just as they were on every young man who served there.

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    One Reply to “Flying with the Flak Pak”

    1. In telling the story of his father’s experiences in World War II, the author also tells the story of his unit, the 494th Bomb Group. The 494th was the last B-24 equipped unit raised in World War II. In following their story, Mr. Kemp also tells us the story of the 7th Air Force. Flying from islands in the South Pacific, I think this is one of the last unknown tales of World War II. The title comes from his father’s squadron’s nickname – Flak Pak (in spite of flying in the Pacific and not [...]

    2. When my mother died a couple of years ago, I asked for my father's WWII memorabilia. He died over 20 years ago and though I knew he served in the War, the precise details of his adventures as a 20-year old pilot in the South Pacific were vague to me.When I spread all his stuff out on a table, his orders, medals, uniforms, training manuals, photos, and souvenirs, I began to realize that his adventure was not unique to him but to tens of thousands of young men who heard the call of their country a [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book - if I could I would've given it a 4 1/2 stars. Having been born and raised in Hawaii - living literally less than a mile from the Arizona Memorial, reading this book felt like I was looking at something from my grandfather. I remember my grandparents telling stories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and while they are no longer here to share their experiences with my children, this book gave me the opportunity to share some stories with my children while we went through [...]

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