With the Possum and the Eagle

With the Possum and the Eagle : The Memoir of a Navigator's War Over Germany and Japan

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Ralph H. Nutter was the lead navigator for Eighth Air Force raids over Germany when he was assigned as Maj. Gen. Curtis ""the Eagle"" LeMay's group navigator. When he was transferred to B-29 Superfortress duty with the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific, he was picked by Maj. Gen. Haywood ""Possum"" Hansell to be his bomber navigator. Hansell and LeMay were two of our country's leading combat commanders in Europe and the Pacific. They pioneered the concepts of strategic airpower and high-altitude daylight precision bombing. ""With the Possum and the Eagle"" affords a rare insider's perspective on aviation leadership and strategic issues, melded with extraordinary accounts of courage under fire.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 141.73 x 218.95 x 19.3mm | 421.84g
  • Denton, United States
  • English
  • 24 b&w photos, 2 maps, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 1574411985
  • 9781574411980
  • 1,575,775

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Simply the best original work I have read in thirty years. - Tom Britton, docent at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. ""As one who worked for General LeMay for six years, I found this book to be truly outstanding, a must read for anyone interested in leadership under intense pressure."" - General David C. Jones, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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About Ralph H. Nutter

RALPH H. NUTTER is a retired superior court judge living in Santa Barbara, California. He is one of the few survivors of the 305th Bomb Group.
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