Last Flight From Singapore

Author: Arthur G. Donahue
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781594162015
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The First American Volunteer to Serve in the RAF During World War II Who Fought in the Battle of Britain and Then Defended Singapore Against the Japanese Invasion As one of the storied few who defeated the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain, American Arthur G. Donahue--Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross--wished to continue his service and requested overseas duty. In October 1941, he was sent to the British protectorate of Singapore as a precaution against a possible threat from Japan, which was already conducting a war in China. Within two months, all of Asia was thrown into turmoil as Japan simultaneously bombed Hawaii and invaded the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies. Japanese forces swiftly conquered much of Southeast Asia and began moving toward Burma and India. Standing in the face of this onslaught was the British stronghold of Singapore. Donahue and his squadron began around-the-clock sorties, reminiscent of their battle against Germany a little more than one year earlier. This time, however, the British forces were overwhelmed and they were forced to surrender the city to the Japanese in February 1942, an event Winston Churchill called "the worst disaster" in British history. During the final phase of the battle, Donahue was wounded while strafing Japanese transports unloading troops to storm Singapore. He managed to land, and was airlifted on the last flight from the city and ultimately to a hospital in India. In Last Flight from Singapore, Donahue tells his dramatic story, accompanied by photographs he took himself, of the intense and futile battle against the Japanese for control of the gateway to the Malay Peninsula. He continues his story through his convalescence to his return to England, where he once again began patrols over Europe. The manuscript for Last Flight from Singapore was found among his effects after he did not return from a patrol in 1942 and was presumed lost.

Last Flight From Singapore Illustrated Edition

Author: Flt. Lt. Arthur G. Donahue DFC
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786257505
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Includes 20 illustrations. Arthur “Art” Gerald Donahue, a native of Minnesota, bravely entered the fray of the Second World War as volunteer pilot in the Royal Air Force by falsely claiming to be a Canadian in 1940. He was already an experienced pilot before he took off in his Spitfire in 64 Squadron based at RAF Kenley, and then 71 Squadron. His experiences and victories during the Battle of Britain are recounted in his first book “Yankee In A Spitfire” but suffice it to say he flew with great skill and courage as one of the “Few”. After a period of brief leave in America he was transferred to the Far East with 258 Squadron, a part of the belated effort to reinforce Singapore. In this book he recounts his adventures in the air over Singapore and Sumatra in the chaotic fighting that saw the British troops routed by a brilliant offensive by the Japanese. Surviving the overwhelming odds in the air, the author managed to escape back to England via India; but was listed as missing in action in 1942. “Donahue makes no attempt either to dramatize or underplay his experiences. He tells them in a simple, unvarnished manner, much as if he were sitting down with some friends back home. The result is pretty close to what the real thing must have been.”—New York Times

Last Flight From Singapore

Author: Arthur Donahue DFC
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781539519065
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Last Flight from Singapore documents Donahue's life from the autumn of 1941 through to the evacuation of Java after being wounded in "the greatest military disaster ever suffered by British arms"."Donahue makes no attempt either to dramatize or underplay his experiences. He tells them in a simple, unvarnished manner, much as if he were sitting down with some friends back home. The result is pretty close to what the real thing must have been."- New York Times

Last Stand In Singapore

Author: Graham Clayton
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775530779
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The story of 488 RNZAF Squadron during the fall of Singapore early in 1942. This gripping history has been written using the diaries, letters, photographs and personal reminiscences of members of 488 Squadron, who were based just outside Singapore City and valiantly kept planes in the air against Japanese attacks until just before the city was overwhelmed. The story of their day-to-day life at a time of crisis, their hard work and their valour is eye-opening. The remaining ground crew were granted passage on one of the last ships to leave the island, when the Japanese were just 1 kilometre from the city centre. The ship had accommodation for 23 passengers, yet there were approximately 3000 people crammed on board. The overcrowding was the least of their worries...

Last Flight

Author: Amelia Earhart
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307715930
Size: 74.61 MB
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Amelia Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Last Flight compiles the letters, diary entries and charts that she sent to her husband, G.P. Putnam at each stage of her trip. In her own words, these dispatches offer a window into her experience on this ground-breaking journey and illustrate her cheerful, charming nature. Her story continues to intrigue and inspire people to this day.

Yahuti

Author: Gary Brosch
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477139885
Size: 13.43 MB
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I have stated before that the world is not your friend. Nations have little interest in the United States other than what they may gain from her dead or alive; pick her pockets, or pick her bones, it matters little to rag-picking nations. However, America, your danger has become far more profound than ever before. Your external enemies pale in comparison to the beast that currently is consuming you alive from within. Your deadliest enemy is to be found within your own borders now. This enemy is multi-faceted, and relentless. It is your own government. Your own government, at all levels, is at war with the American culture, the American economic and military superiority, the American identity, American citizenship, American education literally everything that has made America unique for three hundred years is under assault from within. Unless this trend is immediately rectified, any attempt to protect your country from external enemies will be useless. What are you prepared to do about that?

The Isle Of The Dragon

Author: Rolf Stibbe
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480995037
Size: 57.84 MB
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The Isle of the Dragon The Last Flight of the Bugs Bunny By: Rolf Stibbe In The Isle of the Dragon, author Rolf Stibbe portrays the heroism and courage of United States Army Air Corps flight crews during combat in World War II against the forces of Imperial Japan. In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese swept all Allied military threats from the South Pacific, including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Dutch East Indies, Guam, and the Wake Islands. Facing peril and with death likely, a unique cast of characters make for a suspenseful, riveting read. Stibbe interviewed a World War II combat veteran who flew the B-25 Mitchell Bomber nicknamed “Bugs Bunny,” in New Guinea. It sparked his interest to write this jungle adventure story. Readers will be thoroughly drawn into the story and entertained as they follow the plight of the lost bomber crew.