Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II

byJonna Doolittle HoppesForeword byArthur J Lichte

May 11, 2009|
Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
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Preserving the personal histories of civilians and soldiers who united to defend America during the Second World War, this unique oral history tells the stories of ordinary citizens who left jobs and families behind to contribute to the war effort.

Chronicling the sacrifices made by otherwise average people, this keepsake features profiles of and interviews with the men and women who responded to the call to action by putting their lives on hold to fight for their country at home and abroad.

From soldiers and spies to factory workers and nurses, the heroes profiled in this history include Dick Hamada, a Japanese American who became a spy for the Office of Strategic Services; Edith McClure, an Army nurse stationed in England; Bobby Hite, one of the famed Doolittle Raiders, who was captured by the Japanese and endured years of torture and solitary confinement; and pilot Bob Hoover, who was shot down over enemy territory and imprisoned but managed to escape by stealing a German plane.
Jonna Doolittle Hoppes grew up an Air Force brat and developed a passion for preserving military and aviation history. The granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, she has written two books:Calculated Risk, a biography/memoir about her grandparents, andJust Doing My Job, a collection of 19 stories from World War ...
Title:Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II
Product dimensions:344 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 1.3 in
Shipping dimensions:344 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 1.3 in
Published:May 11, 2009
Publisher:Santa Monica Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595800428

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