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The Resource Project 9 : the birth of the air commandos in World War II, Dennis R. Okerstrom, (electronic resource/)

Project 9 : the birth of the air commandos in World War II, Dennis R. Okerstrom, (electronic resource/)

Label
Project 9 : the birth of the air commandos in World War II
Title
Project 9
Title remainder
the birth of the air commandos in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Dennis R. Okerstrom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H.H. "Hap" Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom's in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America's first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okerstrom, Dennis R.
Dewey number
940.544209591
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The American military experience series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Burma
Label
Project 9 : the birth of the air commandos in World War II, Dennis R. Okerstrom, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=800379
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882907992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 301 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826273222
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F2FC5B9-8712-4091-A750-55D513DAC243
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882907992
  • (Sirsi) a1848705
Label
Project 9 : the birth of the air commandos in World War II, Dennis R. Okerstrom, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=800379
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882907992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 301 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826273222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F2FC5B9-8712-4091-A750-55D513DAC243
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882907992
  • (Sirsi) a1848705

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