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Contents Preface 1. A Very Different War 2. Hurry Up and Wait 3. Three to Make Ready 4. Choices, Assignments, and Orders 5. Fun, Fate, and Faith 6. Saints, Sinners, and Civilian Soldiers 7. Sentimental Journey 8. Long Night's Flight from Home 9. Sweet Leilani 10. Crossing the Wide Pacific 11. Daydreams and Realities 12. New Home in the Outback, Down Under 13. Baptism of Fire 14. Have Bombs, Will Travel 15. Balikpapan! 16. Shady Lady and Angels of the Desert 17. Throwing the Long Ball 18. Questions of Identity, Humor, and Honor 19. Leadership, Luck, and a Tastes of Leisure 20. Mail Call, Mess Hall, Egg in My Beer 21. Hits and Misses, High and Low 22. Hero Stuff 23. Umbrella for MacArthur's Boys 24. Stress, Relief, and the Sweet Sorrow Acknowledgments About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Wright, Jim, 1922-.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group (H), 380th.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Bombardiers -- United States -- Biography.