Air Gunner 1944 by Bud Hutton & Andy Rooney ~World War II ~US Army Air Forces Europe ~Ben Kuroki ~Fortresses, Liberators, Marauders .50-cal


Title: Air Gunner

Author: Sgt. Bud Hutton and Sgt. Andy Rooney

Description: Dust jacket states Second Large Printing. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Boards show light fading along top and bottom edges. Previous owner's address label and brief note on ffep, else interior is generally clean. One leaf has a closed tear to its top edge. Dust jacket has a modest chip in top edge of front panel; minor chipping at spine ends; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. xiii, 236 pages.

The story of the men who handled the .50-caliber machine guns on the Fortresses, Liberators, and Marauders that flew out of Britain during World War II, colorfully described in detail and giving account of many dimensions of their wartime lives and experiences. Included in the accounts are those of Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American in the US Army Air Force to serve in combat operations, and the Chinese-born gunner Dick Chin (though not mentioned in the book, Chin was shot down in 1944 and made a POW).

The authors, Bud Hutton and Andy Rooney (of 60 Minutes fame), were both soldier-reporters writing for Stars and Stripes. Together they flew on many missions, Hutton as a gunner and Rooney as an observer.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart
Place: New York - Toronto
Year: 1944

Keywords: World War II, WWII, aviation, air force, Ben Kuroki,

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