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LOOKING BACKWARD: Don Banks - One TBF Turret Gunner's Story - STEPHEN BANKS
LOOKING BACKWARD: Don Banks - One TBF Turret Gunner's Story
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This is the story in words and photographs of Don Banks – son of a single parent family in Buffalo, New York during the Great Depression who enlisted in the Navy during World War II and became a TBF torpedo bomber turret gunner. The book focuses extensively on Banks’ training and ultimate... show more
This is the story in words and photographs of Don Banks – son of a single parent family in Buffalo, New York during the Great Depression who enlisted in the Navy during World War II and became a TBF torpedo bomber turret gunner. The book focuses extensively on Banks’ training and ultimate service with one of the Navy’s top composite torpedo bomber/fighter squadrons of the war – VC-66. It traces in detail Banks’ and the squadron’s actions and contributions during three combat deployments in the South Pacific that resulted in the awarding of a Presidential Unit Citation. Using Banks’ personal memoirs, as well as letters, notes, personal logs, photos, e-mail, and the results of hours of interviews of Banks and other surviving members of VC-66, the author tells the story frequently in the men’s own words – the adventures, the sacrifices, the horseplay, and the terror. It paints a vivid picture of what life was like for a young Sailor trying to do his best to contribute to the victory that had to be won while helping to ensure that he and his squadron shipmates survived.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780981747354
ASIN: B003Y3BP1S
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
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