With the Possum and the Eagle: the Memoir of a Navigator's War Over Germany and Japan

With the Possum and the Eagle: the Memoir of a Navigator's War Over Germany and Japan

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Date: August 15, 2005
Creator: Nutter, Ralph H.
Description: Ralph H. Nutter was the lead navigator for Eighth Air Force raids over Germany when he was assigned as Maj. Gen. Curtis “the Eagle” LeMay’s group navigator. Later, as the strategic air war over Europe was winding down, the ace navigator was transferred to B-29 Superfortress duty with the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific, where he was picked by Brigadier Gen. Haywood "Possum" Hansell to be his bomber navigator. After LeMay succeeded Hansell as bomber commander, Nutter returned to navigation duty with LeMay. Hansell and LeMay were two of our country’s leading combat commanders in Europe and the Pacific. They pioneered the concepts of strategic airpower and high-altitude daylight precision bombing. With the Possum and the Eagle affords a rare insider’s perspective on aviation leadership and strategic issues, melded with extraordinary accounts of courage under fire.
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Fortress of the Sky

Fortress of the Sky

Date: 1943
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Burnside, Norman & Gudebrod, G. David
Description: This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
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