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The Resource Lightning down : a World War II story of survival, Tom Clavin

Lightning down : a World War II story of survival, Tom Clavin

Label
Lightning down : a World War II story of survival
Title
Lightning down
Title remainder
a World War II story of survival
Statement of responsibility
Tom Clavin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incredible true story of fighter pilot Joe Moser's war in the sky and secret survival at Buchenwald during World War II. On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his 44th combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 150 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin's Lightning Down tells this largely untold and riveting true story. Moser was just 22 years old, a farmboy from Washington State who fell in love with flying. During the war he realized his dream of piloting a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. But on that hot August morning he had to bail out of his damaged, burning plane. Captured immediately, Moser's journey into hell began. Joe Moser and his courageous comrades from England, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere endured against impossible odds in the most horrific surroundings... until the day the orders are issued by Hitler himself to execute them. Only a most desperate plan might save them. The page-turning momentum of Lightning Down is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. Lightning Down is a can't-put-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clavin, Thomas
Dewey number
940.54/7243092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moser, Joseph F
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Fighter pilots
Label
Lightning down : a World War II story of survival, Tom Clavin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00439177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9781250151261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Lightning down : a World War II story of survival, Tom Clavin
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00439177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9781250151261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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