Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Reviews > Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines Please use this forum to review or discuss books and magazines.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16th November 2022, 18:58
Edward Edward is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 280
Edward is on a distinguished road
Coming May 2023 - "Aluminum Alley: The American Pilots Who Flew Over the Himalayas"

Aluminum Alley: The American Pilots Who Flew Over the Himalayas and Helped Win World War II
(Stackpole Books – 2 May 2023)
by Rory Laverty
288 pages - hardcover

"After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Asia became an important theater of World War II—and because the Japanese had boxed in China, a key U.S. ally, and blocked the Burma Road out of India, the United States began looking for other ways to supply the war effort in China. In April 1942, the first American flights out of India launched in order to supply gasoline and other materiel to Allied fighting forces over the Himalayas and into China. Mountains over ten thousand feet. Unpredictable weather. Devastating crashes. Long odds. Perhaps the worst assignment for American pilots during World War II.

For the next forty-two months, pilots—men including Gene Autry and Barry Goldwater—flew The Hump despite the difficulty of the terrain, the conditions, and the weather, throwing an important lifeline to the war in China, which helped bog down more than a million Japanese soldiers in China and kept them from the Pacific islands where the main American war effort was focused. By war’s end, some 5,000 American airmen delivered more than 650,000 tons of materiel to Chiang Kai-Shek’s Chinese forces and to the U.S. forces in China. This is the story of how a group of inexperienced pilots flew through some of the most challenging conditions in the world—and helped win World War II.

Aluminum Alley
is based on interviews with the last survivors of The Hump, oral histories, photos, reports, and other firsthand resources. It is a narrative with the immediacy and intimacy of memoir but the big-picture analysis of the best military history."

The Author

Rory Laverty is a journalist who has written for the Oakland Tribune, Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Newsweek. His features include investigative series on sexual misconduct at the United Nations and the court-martial of a Marine Corps drill instructor, police misconduct, and gas shortages. He now teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

http://stackpolebooks.com/books/9780811772624
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Korea-MiG-15 and the other side of the history Daniel Nole Post-WW2 Military and Naval Aviation 24 20th April 2022 21:18
2 July 1944 losses of the shuttle mission FGs Peter Kassak Allied and Soviet Air Forces 32 25th October 2016 05:40
2LT Albert F. Smith, 71st FS, 1st FG Dwight Pruitt Allied and Soviet Air Forces 5 12th June 2008 01:51
Airpower summary Pilot Post-WW2 Military and Naval Aviation 0 23rd February 2007 16:11
Luftwaffe Reaction re: African American Pilots? Glimspur Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 10 12th November 2006 04:33


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net