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Letters to Lee: From Pearl Harbor to the War's Final Mission

Letters to Lee: From Pearl Harbor to the War's Final Mission (Hardback)

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In his 36 years of military service, Lt. General James V. Edmundson had extensive experience in combat operations and command at every level in the Air Force. He had over 10,000 hours of pilot time in 137 types of airplanes. In addition to the 107 combat missions in World War II, he led 32 combat missions in Korea and 42 in Vietnam.

Two years after General Edmundson's death in 2001, his daughter, Celia discovered a trunk of his letters and was particularly fascinated with the correspondence between her father and mother, Lee. This very personal story is told through chronological vignettes, letters, newspaper and magazine articles of the period. The vignettes were written in 2000 - the letters begin in 1939 in the beautiful Territory of Hawaii. The two are interwoven and provide incredible descriptions and detail of the conditions both before and after the U.S. entry into the War; of the early fighting in the South Pacific; of the highly secret development and implementation of the Superfortress, which ultimately brought an end to Japan's war against the United States; and of the China-Burma-India Theater, as the war accelerates and the last mission is flown. Correspondents from the United Press and Newsweek who accompanied Edmundson on combat missions enrich the story.

Letter to Lee is a first person account of two of the heroes of World War II and of the love that they shared across the years and miles. They lived their lives with integrity and courage, one example of this great generation and this incredible period in time.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyTrue storiesTrue war & combat storiesHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World War Publisher: Fordham University Press Publication Date: 01/12/2009 ISBN-13: 9780823230969  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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After his long military career, LT. GENERAL JAMES V. EDMUNDSON retired to Longboat Key, Florida, in 1973, and continued to be involved and active in both world and community events. He contributed to and appears in the History Channel's production of The Unsung Heroes of the B-29s and to PBS's Race for the Superbomb. CELIA EDMUNDSON is the daughter of the late Lt. General James V. Edmundson.

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