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During World War II the Ninth Air Force controlled thirty-three bomb disposal squads, more than any other high command in the European Theater of Operations. Captains of Bomb Disposal, 1942-1946 describes how those squads unselfishly contributed daily to victory in Europe, and afterward helped with the problem of up to two million tons of surplus explosive ordnance in the theater. Using previously undiscovered declassified U.S. Government documents, and the contemporary accounts of three participants, this volume also chronicles a long-forgotten, top-secret intelligence mission to Czechoslovakia in 1946 which disarmed a booby-trapped cache of documents, helping to bring to justice a notorious Nazi war criminal.

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