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Author Nutter, Ralph H.

Title With the possum and the eagle : the memoir of a navigator's war over Germany and Japan / Ralph H. Nutter
Published Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 327 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series North Texas military biography and memoir series ; no. 2
North Texas military biography and memoir series ; no. 2
Contents pt. I. The air war against Germany -- pt. II. The air war against Japan
Summary "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. Later, as the strategic air war over Europe was winding down, the ace navigator was transferred to B-29 Superfortress duty with the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific, where he was picked by Brigadier Gen. Haywood "Possum" Hansell to be his bomber navigator. After LeMay succeeded Hansell as bomber commander, Nutter returned to navigation duty with LeMay."
"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."--Jacket
Notes Originally published: Novato, CA : Presidio, 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-322) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hansell, Haywood S.
LeMay, Curtis E.
Nutter, Ralph H.
B-17 bomber.
B-29 (Bomber)
Bombing, Aerial -- Germany.
Bombing, Aerial -- Japan.
Flight navigators, Military -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005046928
ISBN 1574414631 (electronic bk.)
9781574414639 (electronic bk.)