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Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar  (Author Signed), Blackburn, Joyce; Clayton, Stephanie
1 Blackburn, Joyce; Clayton, Stephanie Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar (Author Signed)
Providence House Publishers 1996 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Near Fine condition! Silver Anniversary edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Like new. Signed twice by author. Once in inscription and once on title page. Suki could never have guessed all that she would experience while visiting St. Simons Island, Georgia. Until then, she had never flown in a plane, seen the ocean (except in pictures), set foot on an island, nor met a real scientist. From a fun and friendly woman named Cherry, Suki discovers the built-in clocks of nature. Because the clocks are so dependable, Suki becomes convinced that there is someone in full charge who makes everything work together. While Suki learns many scientific facts, her trip mostly teaches her about people, making and sharing friends. Rare. ; 0.5 x 10.1 x 6.9 Inches; 64 pages; Signed by Author 
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Yoshida Hiroshi  Print-Maker, Blakeney, Ben Bruce
2 Blakeney, Ben Bruce Yoshida Hiroshi Print-Maker
Tokyo, Japan Foreign Affairs Assoc. of Japan 1950 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Yoshida Hiroshi 
Booklet is stitched in buff wrapper. Cover shows some fading due to age. Stitch loose at one location. This is the 1950 edition. ORIGINAL WOOD-BLOCK PRINT BY YOSHIDA HIROSHI" Frontispiece, titled, "The Court Of Lions, The Albambra, 1928" signed. Illustrated throughout, including: 1 b.w. photo, signature & seal page, lists 257 of his prints, bibliography, and story of his works. Artist signature at bottom of print and other original printing along left side of print. Print has tissue cover for protection. Condition of print is excellent. Booklet is in archival sleeve for protection. "Hiroshi Yoshida (?? ? Yoshida Hiroshi, September 19, 1876 – April 5, 1950) was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States. Scarce if not rare. ; ; Wood block print; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages; Signed by Artist 
Price: 329.97 USD
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Blood Trail  (Author Signed), Cook, Gary J. R.
3 Cook, Gary J. R. Blood Trail (Author Signed)
Dennis McMillan Publications 2006 0939767538 / 9780939767533 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. "Ben Tails (aka "Mr. Slide") leaves a bloody trail indeed in Cook's gripping tale of a modern warrior's journeys from Montana to Vietnam and other parts of Asia, always returning home, always searching. His skills as hunter and marksman turn him into a deadly sniper, while his Vietnam War experiences leave him disillusioned and aware that he has been manipulated for evil purposes. He stays for years in Asia, where he learns Mandarin and does his best to suppress the violent side of himself he calls Mr. Slide. Tails's core values make him far more interesting than the run-of-the-mill action hero, and when one of the rare people he trusts lures him from Montana to Japan for a simple job selling motorcycles—and sussing out bad guys—Mr. Slide may have to reappear. Tails soon discovers that he's being used as a pawn in a deadly and vicious high stakes game. Graphic violence, penetrating, incisive analysis of complex cultural and historical events and one man's heroic defiance make Cook's long overdue second novel (after 1988's Graveyard Rules) an event to celebrate. This is a writer with something to say and immense skills with which to say it." (May) ; 1.75 x 9 x 6.25 Inches; 465 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Get Yamamoto, Davis, Burke
4 Davis, Burke Get Yamamoto
Random House 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Printing. Book showes some discoloration to end papers due to age. Former owners name neatly written in front. Dust in excellent condition, not price clipped. The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. "Operation Vengeance was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on April 18, 1943, during the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville Island when his transport bomber aircraft was shot down by United States Army Air Forces fighter aircraft operating from Kukum Field on Guadalcanal. The death of Yamamoto reportedly damaged the morale of Japanese naval personnel, raised the morale of the Allied forces, and was intended as revenge by U.S. leaders who blamed Yamamoto for the attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated the formal state of war between Imperial Japan and the United States." Wikipedia; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages 
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The case of Richard Sorge, Deakin, F.W. and G.R.Storry
5 Deakin, F.W. and G.R.Storry The case of Richard Sorge
Harper &Row 1966 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Rare hardcover first edition (stated). Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during World War II, working as an undercover German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. His codename was "Ramsay". A number of famous personalities considered him one of the most accomplished spies. Sorge is most famous for his service in Japan in 1940 and 1941, when he provided information about Adolf Hitler's plan to attack the Soviet Union. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 373 pages 
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My True Course  Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima, Dietz, Suzanne
6 Dietz, Suzanne My True Course Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima
Lawrenceville, Ga Red Gremlin Press Llc 2012 0692016767 / 9780692016763 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Dutch Van Kirk the Navigator for the Enola Gay the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Also signed by the Navigator of the weather plane Kokura for the Enola Gay. This book is a detailed biography and diary of Dutch. It contains many letters, and notes detailing the training, flight preperation, flight, and personal information. heodore "Dutch" Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014) was a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces, best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Upon the death of fellow crewman Morris Jeppson on March 30, 2010, Van Kirk became the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew. Van Kirk was born Theodore Van Kirk in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, and joined the Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Program October 1941. On 1 April 1942, he received both his commission and navigator wings and transferred to the 97th Bomb Group, the first operational Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress unit in England. (Wiki)Rare signed copy. Looks new.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 600 pages; Signed by Biographee 
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The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18, Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired
7 Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18
Franklin Watts, Inc. 1962 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Not the Complete set. Missing volumes 12 & 13. Red covers with photo insets and white and/or black lettering. May have minor rubs to edges and/ or corners. Contents clean and tight. No dust (as issued) as covers have stunning images appropriate to subject.. 1. European Land Battles 1939-1943 2. European Land Battles 1944-1945 3. Land Battles: N. Africa, Sicily, and Italy 4. The Naval War in the West: The Raiders 5. The Naval War in the West: The Wolf Packs 6.The Air War in the West: Sept.1939-May 1941 7. The Air War in the West: June 1941-April 1945 8. Expansion of Japan in Asia 9. Japanese ambitions in the Pacific 10. Allied Victories in China and Burma 11. The Air War in the Pacific: air power leads the way 14. The Air war in the Pacific: Victory in the air 15. European Resistance Movements 16. Asian and Axis Resistance Movements 17. Combat Leaders of World War II 18. Strategic Direction of World War II These books are written to give a brief overview and history of the battles or conflicts with photos, maps, and diagrams. They are not extensive accounts, but give a concise account of the subjects covered. The author was Born in New York, the son of noted military historian, R. Ernest Dupuy, attended West Point, graduating in the class of 1938. During World War II he commanded a U.S. Army artillery battalion, a Chinese artillery group, and an artillery detachment from the British 36th Infantry Division. It is as a military historian and a theorist that Trevor Dupuy would make a lasting mark on the world. (Wiki); The Military History of World War II; Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 
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8 Fuchida, Mitsuo & Masatake Okumiya & Raymond A. Spruance Midway The Battle that Doomed Japan, The Japanese Navy's Story
Naval Institute Press 1955 0870213725 / 9780870213724 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book clean and tight. Dust has 1/2 inch tear to top, but now in mylar cover. Fuchida was a former Captain of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and Okumiya, a former Commander, Imperial Japanese Navy. A look at The Battle of Midway, a turning point of the Pacific Theater of World War II. Numerous maps and illustrations. Hardcover. Original jacket. Red pressed cloth.; 9.10 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 160 pages 
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Munda Trail Turning the Tide Against Japan in the South Pacific  (Author Signed), Hammel, Eric
9 Hammel, Eric Munda Trail Turning the Tide Against Japan in the South Pacific (Author Signed)
Crown 1989 0517569728 / 9780517569726 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. The story of the U.S. Marines in the Solomon Islands. The Munda trail was the way to the airfield on New Georgia island set up by the Japanese who needed it to support their war in the South Pacific. Rare. ; Photographs; 1.1 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 252 pages; Signed by Author 
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Minutes of the Fourth Annual Assembly, Tennessee-Alabama Dist.,  Pilgrim Holiness Church, Howell, E. O. (District Supt.)
10 Howell, E. O. (District Supt.) Minutes of the Fourth Annual Assembly, Tennessee-Alabama Dist., Pilgrim Holiness Church
Jamestown, Tenn Cumberland Grove Campground 1937 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Buff color shows soiling otherwise excellent condition. Signed by R.D. Brown who was one of the trustees of the District. Contains the Official Directory, Ministerial Directory, Church reports. minister reports, etc. A rare work. Pilgrim Holiness Church or ' International Apostolic Holiness Church '[IAHC] is a religious denomination associated with the holiness movement that split from the Methodist Episcopal Church by Martin Wells Knapp in 1897. It was first organized in Cincinnati, Ohio as the International Holiness Union and Prayer League [IHU/IAHC]. Knapp, founder of the IAHC, ordained and his Worldwide Missions Board sent Charles and Lettie Cowman who had attended God's Bible School to Japan in December 1900. By the International Apostolic Holiness Churches Foreign Missionary Board and the co-board of the Revivalist the Cowmans had been appointed the General Superintendents and the Kilbournes the vice-General Superintendent for Korea, Japan and China December 29, 1905. The organization later became the Pilgrim Holiness Church in 1922 which eventually merged with the Wesleyan Methodists in 1968 to form the Wesleyan Church. Among many other Holiness children, the Korea Holiness Church, daughter of the IAHC/PHC, has approximately 10,000 churches globally and two million members in the four holiness denominations in 2010.Today, two groups of Pilgrim Holiness churches still exist from the secession of the merger in 1968-the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Inc. (of the Midwest) and the Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY, Inc. These two groups are not associated with the Wesleyan Church today but align themselves with the Conservative Holiness Movement. Many of the members merged into the Nazarene Church. Rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; Signed by Associated 
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Paul Rusch   The Story of KEEP and What a Man with Vision Can Do, Ijiri, Toshiyuki &  Ben Kobashigawa &  Osamu Wakugami
11 Ijiri, Toshiyuki & Ben Kobashigawa & Osamu Wakugami Paul Rusch The Story of KEEP and What a Man with Vision Can Do
Forward Movement Publications 1991 0880281219 / 9780880281218 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Book looks new. Inscribed and signed by author in both English and Japanese. Paul Frederick Rusch (1897 – 1979) was a lay missionary of the Anglican Church in Japan. Rusch first arrived in Japan in 1925, initially to help the YMCA with reconstruction efforts after the Great Kanto earthquake,[1] and stayed to dedicate his life and energies towards youth education, post-war reconciliation and rural development in that country. Through his association with the Anglican Church in Japan he taught both Economics at Rikkyo University and was instrumental in helping Dr. Rudolf Teusler raise funds for the expansion of St. Luke's International Hospital in central Tokyo. Rusch is most widely known for his work in founding the rural Camp Seisen Ryo (??? Seisen Ryo) at Kiyosato, on the slopes of Mt. Yatsugatake, Yamanashi Prefecture. The camp and farm, first opened in July 1938, served as an Anglican youth mission center prior to the Second World War and was rededicated in 1946 as the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP). Rare signed copy. ; 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.60 inches; 283 pages; Signed by Author 
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F4F, No Author Listed
12 No Author Listed F4F
Bunrin-Do 1971 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Written in Japanese. Scarce if not rare. Looks like page 1 & 2 are missing otherwise complete. ; Famous Airplanes of the World, 16; Photographs; 58 pages 
Price: 12.97 USD
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Koku-Fan, September 1971. Vol. 19, No. 14, No Author Listed
13 No Author Listed Koku-Fan, September 1971. Vol. 19, No. 14
Bunrin-Do 1971 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Written in Japanese. ; P-47; Photographs 
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Japanese Prints. From the Henry L. Phillips Collection., Priest, Alan
14 Priest, Alan Japanese Prints. From the Henry L. Phillips Collection.
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1947 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Greem cover in excellent condition. Has an additional color print included entitled "Great Wave off Kanagawa". Illustrated with 52 b-w halftone plates; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 131 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Tarawa  The Story of a Battle, Sherrod, Robert
15 Sherrod, Robert Tarawa The Story of a Battle
Bantam Books 1983 0553235885 / 9780553235883 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Excellent condition. Fortieth Anniversary Edition. "The Battle of Tarawa was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that was fought on 20–23 November 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and was part of Operation Galvanic, the U.S. invasion of the Gilberts. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio, in the extreme southwest of Tarawa Atoll.The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the Pacific War that the United States had faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing." (wikipedia) ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages 
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Brief History of the 12th Marines., Smith, Charles.
16 Smith, Charles. Brief History of the 12th Marines.
GPO, 1972. 1972 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1972 printing. he 12th Marine Regiment is an artillery regiment of the United States Marine Corps based at Camp Smedley Butler, Okinawa, Japan. Nicknamed "Thunder and Steel," the regiment falls under the command of the 3rd Marine Division; Photographs 
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OSS  The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency, Smith, R. Harris
17 Smith, R. Harris OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
University of California Press 1972 0520020235 / 9780520020238 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Looks almost new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. “The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.; 1.6 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 458 pages 
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The Wewak mission  Coastwatchers at war in New Guinea, Veale, Lionel
18 Veale, Lionel The Wewak mission Coastwatchers at war in New Guinea
Ashmore City, Australia L.P.V. Veale 1996 0646283162 / 9780646283166 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. "To Bob, Lionel Veale, 8/8/96". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. This book tells the story of a Coastwatch Mission which took four Australian soldiers on an amazing expedition deep into Japanese held territory in the north of New Guinea. The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied personnel. They played a significant role in the Pacific Ocean theatre and South West Pacific theatre, particularly as an early warning network during the Guadalcanal campaign. Rare. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 310 pages; Signed by Author 
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"A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value"  Servicewomen of the Korean War Era, Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker
19 Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value" Servicewomen of the Korean War Era
Hanover, N. H. UPNE 2005 1584654716 / 9781584654711 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark green cover, no dust. Book is new, just no dust jacket. Extensively researched, this book provides compelling insight from a feminist viewpoint that addresses discriminatory legislation and regulations that prevented women from realizing their fullest potential and integration into the military. The individual stories woven into the text add interest and complement the historical content. The chapter on the nurses is particularly powerful. Their service of caring, courage and dedication under the most hazardous and austere conditions are the hallmarks of the noble profession of military nurse." (Brig. Gen. Connie L. Slewitzke, U.S. Army, Retired ) ; 1.1 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 336 pages; Fewer than five years after World War II, the United States found itself once again confronted by a war for which it was unprepared. Once again a downsized military establishment rushed to call up, draft, and recruit the needed manpower. And once again when it came up short, the services asked American women to leave their homes, jobs, and families to serve their country.

This book chronicles the crucial work of servicewomen in the Korean War, and other uniformed women who helped support that war and the burgeoning Cold War in places as far flung as the Pacific atoll of Kwajalein, bases in still-occupied post-war Germany and Japan, and lonely, isolated outposts such as Great Falls, Montana. The few short years between 1945 and 1953 saw pivotal changes in women's status in the U.S. Armed Forces. In a series of controversial and sometimes bitter legislative contests, women went from being almost a historical footnote in the immediate postwar period--a source of labor and skills the nation's military took for granted--to winning a permanent place in each branch of the armed services.

Largely based on the rich archives housed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, this volume records the actions of women who served in the armed forces, as well as those in the Red Cross, the USO, and other nongovernmental organizations that sent women overseas in support of U.S. military personnel. Topics include the efforts of the Department of Defense to increase the number of female recruits for the Korean War and the difficulty of retaining them in an era that valued homemakers and devalued career women; the cost to the military of the female talent drain just when the military needed them most; and a close look at Army, Navy and Air Force nurses, as well as those in the innovative M.A.S.H. units, who all performed magnificently under dangerous and harsh conditions.

The book's conclusion assesses the failure of the military to fully incorporate women during these years as a result of its own paternalistic mindset (shared by society at large) coupled with the failure of wartime recruiting efforts and the low retention rate for servicewomen. The authors argue that the number of servicewomen remained far below authorized levels throughout this period, and the continued small size of the women's components resulted in their inability to accomplish their mission. According to the authors, this hurt the credibility of the women's services and haunted them for years, reinforcing the rock-solid belief of many that the military was for men, and women did not belong there. 
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The Battle for Iwo Jima, Wright, Derrick
20 Wright, Derrick The Battle for Iwo Jima
Sutton Publishing 1999 0750921676 / 9780750921671 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Signed by Hershel "Woody" Williams a Medal of Honor winner who served at Iwo Jima. "Once the Marianas fell, the U.S. wasted no time in building five airbases there in order to send the Superfortresses, the B-29s, over the Japanese home islands to bomb factories and large cities. On Iwo Jima, the Japanese maintained an airbase and a radar system. Situated half way between the Marianas and Japan, Japanese fighters were sent aloft to harass the B-29s both coming and going on their runs. The radar afforded the enemy a two-hour advance warning of the bombing raids. Iwo was taken to put an end to this and to provide a refuge for our damaged bombers on the return run. "Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions... and repeatedly returned.....to wipe out one position after another." From signed card that is laid in book along with a Medal of Honor Foundation card. Williams signed book on endpaper. Very rare copy. 2001 reprint. Over 80 historical b&w photos, many previously unpublished, drawings of the principal tanks and aircraft, and paintings by the former official artist to the U.S. Marine Corps. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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