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Author Dando-Collins, Stephen, author.

Title Operation Chowhound : the most risky, most glorious US bomber mission of WWII / Stephen Dando-Collins.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.531 D197o 2015    ---  Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Beginning with a crazy plan, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, it took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms where Operation Chowhound was born, into the aircraft flying the mission, and onto the ground in the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately needed help.
Contents Navigator Ellis B. Scripture's prayer -- Hitler's secret agent -- The suspect prince in the world of James Bond -- The bridge too far : the failure to liberate Holland -- The Germans go on the offensive -- Surviving the hunger winter -- An offer from Nazi Governor Seyss-Inquart -- President "Dutch" Roosevelt's promise -- "Beetle" Bedell Smith's plan -- Farley Mowat goes behind German lines -- The Achterveld Agreement -- The first nervous test flight -- Ike's hatchet man tells the Nazi Governor straight -- The US 8th Air Force prepares for Chowhound -- May 1, 1945 : B-17s over Holland at 400 feet -- Germans open fire on Chowhound bombers -- Audrey Hepburn's birthday present : the liberation of Holland -- Grif Mumford's special air delivery to a Dutch sister -- Bombardier Braidic's fateful decision -- The end : for Seyss-Inquart and the War -- The aftermath -- The best thing we ever did in the War.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply -- Netherlands.
Food relief, American -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century.
Survival and emergency rations -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th -- History.
B-17 bomber -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Netherlands -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th. (OCoLC)fst00534301
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
B-17 bomber. (OCoLC)fst00824804
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Food relief, American. (OCoLC)fst00931064
Food supply. (OCoLC)fst00931196
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Survival and emergency rations. (OCoLC)fst01139656
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Most risky, most glorious United States bomber mission of World War II
ISBN 9781137279637 (hbk.) : $28.00
113727963X (hbk.)

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