Unsung heroes of the B-29's [electronic resource] / the History Channel ; A & E Television Networks.
- Other Title:
- Unsung heroes
Academic Video Online.
- New York : Distributed by New Video : A&E Television Networks, c2001.
- American history in video
1 electronic resource (ca. 50 min.)
- B-29 bomber.
Bomber pilots -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
- "The B-29 bomber, which saw action almost exclusively in the Pacific Theater during World War II, represented a giant leap forward technologically from the B-17s and B-24s that flew over Europe. And while the crews of these older bombers won fame for their exploits, the B-29 flyer didn't enjoy the same accolades, for the public perception was that their seemingly perfect planes allowed them to perform their missions with impunity. As UNSUNG HEROES OFTHE B-29s reveals, the truth was far more complicated. The perfect missions from high above Japanese defenses were balanced by scores of dead-low bombing runs without guns into the face of determined kamikaze defenses. Captured crews suffered horribly in Japanese prison camps. And the rush to develop the B-29 claimed scores of lives in hurry-up testing, where design and manufacturing flaws were paid for in blood before the plane even entered active service. UNSUNG HEROES OF THE B-29 also includes a blow-by-blow account of the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima from Paul Tibbets, the pilot" - Amazon.com product description.
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (American history in video). Available via World Wide Web.
- Alexander Street Press.
Arts and Entertainment Network.
History Channel (Television network)
New Video Group.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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