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review Ð Lucky 666 Ë “A fast paced well researchedirresistible” USA TODAY World War II aviation account of friendship heroism and sacrifice that reads like Unbroken meets The Dirty Dozen from the authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That IsIt’s 1942 just after the blow to Pearl Harbor and the Japanese invasion of the Philipp“A fast paced well researchedirresistible” USA TODAY World War II aviation account of friendship heroism and sacrifice that reads like Unbroken meets The Dirty Dozen from the authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That IsIt’s 1942 just after the blow to Pearl Harbor and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines and the United States is reeling A group of raw US Army Airmen travels to the embattled American Air Base of Port Moresby at Papua New Guinea Their mission to protect Australia to disrupt the Japanese supply lines and to fly perilous reconnaissance runs over the enemy held strongholds A. A fast paced and engaging history of Lucky 666’s mission which included the longest conti

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Mong the men are pilot Captain Jay Zeamer and bombardier Sergeant Raymond Joseph “Joe” Sarnoski a pair of swashbuckling screw ups whose antics prevent them from being assigned to a regular bombing crew Instead they rebuild a broken down B 17 bomber from spare parts and christen the plane Old 666 One day in June 1943 a reuest is circulated volunteers are needed for a reconnaissance flight into the heart of the Japanese empire Zeamer and Sarnoski see it as a shot at redemption and cobble together a crew and depart in Old 666 under cover of darkness Five hours later dozens of Japanese Zeros riddle the plane with bullets Bloody. I take exception to the authors claim that during the Battle of the Coral Sea the carrier L

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Lucky 666And half conscious Zeamer and Sarnoski keep the plane in the air winning what will go down as the longest dogfight in history and maneuvering an emergency landing in the jungle Only one of them will make it home alive With unprecedented access to the Old 666 crew’s family and letters as well as newly released transcripts from the Imperial Air Force’s official accounts of the battle Lucky 666 is perhaps the last untold “great war story” Kirkus Reviews from the war in the Pacific It’s an unforgettable tale of friendship bravery and sacrifice and “highly recommended for WWII and aviation history buffs alike” BookPag. Half of the book contained pre war biographical accounts of the crew members I'm not averse