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Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII

Author: John Bruning
Publisher: Hachette Books • Oct. 11, 2016 • 288 pages

This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever.

December, 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippines Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation.

Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy’s ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur’s air force into the scourge of the Pacific.

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