Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers - Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there - were shot down. One of those nine was miraculously rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured by Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. Then they disappeared. When the war was over, the American government, along with the Japanese, covered up everything that had happened on Chichi Jima. The records of a top-secret military tribunal were sealed, the lives of the eight Flyboys were erased, and the parents, brothers, sisters, and sweethearts they left behind were left to wonder.
Flyboys reveals for the first time ever the extraordinary story of those men. And, after almost sixty years of mystery, Bradley finally reveals the fate of the eight American Flyboys, all of whom would ultimately face a moment and a decision that few of us can even imagine.
Soft cover. Measures approximately 4 1/4" wide by 6 3/4" tall by 1 1/2" thick. 585 pages. Printed in the U.S.A.