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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / World War II
  • Language:English
  • Pages:280
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543968699

Please Send Ketchup

WWII Letters from a B-29 Pilot

by Kit Crumpton

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Overview
Please Send Ketchup, WWII LETTERS FROM A B-29 PILOT is a collection of letters written by the author's father intermixed with descriptions of B-29 Superfortress bombing missions over Japan during the last year of WWII. Excerpts' from Please Send Ketchup: May 26: Tokyo: Over four hundred ninety B-29s attacked Tokyo. This mission experienced the highest loss in B-29 history, twenty-six. Average bomb load 6.75 tons. Estimated total tonnage dropped is three thousand three hundred sixty tons…. Dearest Jeanne, …After the mission, I showered and ate and went to sleep. Got up this morning just fifteen minutes before class. I guess I slept or rested almost twenty hours. Boy, I was exhausted…. Goodnight my sweetest. Your Loving Husband and Daddy, Eino P.S. At eleven o'clock I will kiss you goodnight. P.P.S. Please send me some canned food, ketchup, mustard, Jello, canned corn on the cob, pears, peaches, anything like that.
Description
Please Send Ketchup, WWII LETTERS FROM A B-29 PILOT is a collection of letters written by the author's father intermixed with descriptions of B-29 Superfortress bombing missions over Japan during the last year of WWII. Excerpts' from Please Send Ketchup: May 26: Tokyo: Over four hundred ninety B-29s attacked Tokyo. This mission experienced the highest loss in B-29 history, twenty-six. Average bomb load 6.75 tons. Estimated total tonnage dropped is three thousand three hundred sixty tons…. Dearest Jeanne, …After the mission, I showered and ate and went to sleep. Got up this morning just fifteen minutes before class. I guess I slept or rested almost twenty hours. Boy, I was exhausted…. Goodnight my sweetest. Your Loving Husband and Daddy, Eino P.S. At eleven o'clock I will kiss you goodnight. P.P.S. Please send me some canned food, ketchup, mustard, Jello, canned corn on the cob, pears, peaches, anything like that.
About the author
Kit Crumpton, a historical novelist, is the author of Raiding the Empire of the Sun: Tinian 1945 (2015) about B-29 Superfortress missions over Japan during WWII. The main character is based on her father. Her second book, The Fading of Lloyd (2017) is based upon her uncle, who was mentally challenged in the early twentieth century. Her third book, The Fading of Kimberly (2018) continues the story of the development of psychology, criminology, and psychiatry in the early twentieth century. Her fictitious character, Kimberly, is a beautiful narcissist who finds trouble. Kit believes a good book teaches history through good story telling. Kit has a Master of Science in Computer Science from New Mexico State University; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from New Mexico State University; a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from American University in Washington D.C.; and an Associate Degree in Police Science from Northern Virginia Community College. She has worked as a software, systems, and project engineer. She holds a Honeywell patent and is a graduate of Honeywell's Project Engineering Academy. Find her online at KitCrumpton.com.
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