Fall of the Japanese Empire
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“Fall of the Japanese Empire, Memories of the Air War 1942-45,” author Ron Werneth has once again compiled the narratives of survivors from the Pacific War and, reinforced by years of meticulous research, organized them into a highly readable account of what it was like to be there. Following on from his highly-acclaimed first book, “Beyond Pearl Harbor, the Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen,” this companion volume features first-hand accounts of pilots, aircrews, mechanics and even ground-based troops who served on both sides of the conflict. Told in their own words, gathered from one-on-one interviews as well as letters, diaries and journals that they kept at the time, the stories of these courageous men resonate with truth, faithfully conveying the emotional conditions, as well as the physical side of war, that they had to deal with, daily. Includes more than 230 photographs, most of which are from private family albums and have never been published before. View sample pages.