“AMERICA’S HOMEFRONT AIR WAR”
CIVIL AIR PATROL’S SUCCESSFUL, ARMED CIVILIAN LIGHTPLANE RETALIATION TO THE INVASION OF AMERICA’S EAST COAST, 1942-1943 – THE UNTOLD FACTS -- THE FIRST BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT THIS UNTOLD ‘NUGGET’ OF WORLD WAR II.
As World War Two began, the east coast of America was attacked by German submarines which torpedoed and sank civilian targets – freighters and tankers . . .
THE TRUE, UNTOLD FACTS OF
“WORLD WAR TWO’S MOST IMPROBABLE AIR FORCE”
Most U.S. Navy ships had been sent to the Pacific in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. What rose to defend the nation’s “front door” were small Civil Air Patrol lightplanes never designed to carry the bombs and depth charges bolted underneath them by their brave crews . . .
WITH OVER 90 ILLUSTRATIONS
CAP pilots flew at low search altitudes, as far as 50 miles out to sea, locating survivors of torpedoings and saving their lives. They dropped bombs dozens of times . . .
DID THIS CIVILIAN ‘HOME GUARD’ DRIVE AWAY
AN INVADING MILITARY FORCE?
In only seven months, from March to September 1942, as CAP’s force increased, torpedoings of merchant ships in American waters reduced from as many as 52 a month to almost none. During this period, anti-sub actions by the regular U.S. military did not increase.
WAS THIS THE MOST UNIQUE ARMED ACTION IN U.S. HISTORY?
What if you had to fly against an enemy over 500 times bigger than you were – in an airplane not even designed for warfare?
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This unique struggle has controversy for all political tastes . . .
ARMED CIVILIANS DEFENDING AMERICA!
. . . using civilian aircraft which can be seen as performing armed duties more efficiently than regular military planes . . .
IS THE PLOWSHARE MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD?
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AN HISTORIC ARMED EFFORT THAT UNIQUELY BRIDGES CIVILIAN
AND MILITARY – WITH ECHOES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND STARTLING RELEVANCE TO AMERICA TODAY
WITH AN HISTORICAL ANAYLSIS and 20 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
FOR: students, intermediate, and advanced adult military
roundtables. (Including: Could this happen again?)
AN ENDURING EXAMPLE THAT CIVILIANS – EVEN IN OUR MODERN MACHINERY AGE – HAVE A ROLE IN AMERICA’S DEFENSE, AND THAT THE ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF A NATION IS IN ITS CITIZENS
AS SEEN ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL
AMERICA’S HISTORIC VERSION OF HOMEFRONT DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND ANTI-TERRORISM
Three pages of excerpts from a second, companion book, coming later in 2016 -- “Enemy On Our Shores,” an historical fiction/adventure story – you are there, in the extreme drama of CAP anti-sub flying -- far beyond any safety limit – searching restlessly for an invading German U-boat – by weight, over 500 times bigger than your own aircraft. (See www.enemyonourshores.com)
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