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Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history  Cover Image Book Book

Damn Lucky : one man's courage during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history / Kevin Maurer.

Maurer, Kevin, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250274380
  • ISBN: 1250274389
  • Physical Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"The incredible true story of John "Lucky" Luckadoo, who survived 25 missions as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in WWII. When Second Lieutenant John "Lucky" Luckadoo-a wide-eyed 21-year-old assigned to the Eighth Air Force's 100th Bomb Group-arrived in England, "Axis Sally," an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during World War II, welcomed his squadron by name. "This isn't your war," she told them. "You don't have any business being here, but as long as you're here we're going to teach you a lesson." And they did. Kevin Maurer's Damn Lucky tells the true story of "Lucky" Luckadoo who flew some of the deadliest missions of World War II during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history. Lucky served with the 100th Bomber Group during the early days of the bombing of France and Germany from England. His story starts with his quest to join the Royal Air Force with his best friend before the war, through 25 missions in combat over Germany to the one mission-a raidover Bremen-where Luckadoo felt like his luck had run out. The statistical chances for a heavy Bomber crew in Europe to be lost on a mission were 1-in-10. At a 25-mission tour of duty, statistically, once a flyer made it to 10 missions they were literallyon borrowed time. Anyone who served a full tour and survived was remarkably lucky. Drawn from Lucky's firsthand accounts, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Kevin Maurer delves into this extraordinary tale, uncovering astonishing accountsof bravery during an epic clash in the skies over Nazi Germany"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Luckadoo, John, 1922-
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 100th.
United States. Army Air Forces > Biography.
United States. Army Air Forces > Officers > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
Bomber pilots > United States > Biography.

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at De Soto.

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  • 1 current hold with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library 940.544 Mau (Text) 33858000015949 New Books Checked out 05/28/2022


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