William E. Dyess was born in Albany, Texas. As a young army air forces pilot he was shipped to Manila in the spring of 1941. Shortly after his escape and return to the United States, Colonel Dyess was killed while testing a new airplane. He did not survive long enough to learn that he had been awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
"Dyess's plain-spoken graphic record of one of the worst atrocities of the war is a harrowing testament to both Japanese barbarism and the indomitability of the human spirit. It is a classic of its type that should not be overlooked by World War II scholars."-WW II History * WW II History *
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