During the American air assault on Japan in 1945, in the last stages of the war in the Pacific, eight US airmen were shot down while carrying out bombing runs on Chichi-Jima. Among them was a young airman called George Bush - he was the lucky one. The other seven were captured and killed by Japanese troops.

Flyboys 2006, Little Brown and Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780316107280

Mass-market paperback

Flyboys 2004, Aurum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781854109712