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Last To Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II

Author: Stephen Harding.

Last To Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II

Author: Stephen Harding.

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Item #: D30171
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Da Capo
ISBN: 9780306825187
On August 18, 1945—three days after Japan announced it would surrender—American Army Air Force Sergeant Anthony J. Marchione bled to death on the deck of his B-32 bomber, high over Tokyo. He was the last U.S. serviceman killed in World War II, following an attack by die-hard Japanese pilots who had decided to fight on. Combining American and Japa... More
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On August 18, 1945—three days after Japan announced it would surrender—American Army Air Force Sergeant Anthony J. Marchione bled to death on the deck of his B-32 bomber, high over Tokyo. He was the last U.S. serviceman killed in World War II, following an attack by die-hard Japanese pilots who had decided to fight on. Combining American and Japanese histories, memoirs, and interviews with many of the story's key participants, Stephen Harding creates a portrait of airmen and their planes, full of bravery, cowardice, hubris, and determination.


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