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The Charge of the Devastators

In early WW2, freedom's fate rests with young aviators manning obsolete Devastator torpedo bombers who must attack a colossal fleet.

The Charge of the Devastators

In early WW2, freedom's fate rests with young aviators manning obsolete Devastator torpedo bombers who must attack a colossal fleet.

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Last updated March 8, 2014
 

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    You have my fondest thanks for supporting the project and the veterans! PLUS you'll get digital downloads of the "Overture to the Devastators" and The Charge of the Devastators "movie poster" -- the original artwork that opens the project videos featured here.

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    You'll receive a digital copy (e-book) of "The Charge of the Devastators" in its forthcoming novel format. The novel will follow the storyline and flow of the already completed action packed movie script, but with additional true stories that were not included in the script for brevity's sake. So in a few months you can be reading the entire riveting, true story of "The Charge of the Devastators" and the epic Battle of Midway, as told from the veteran's eyewitness accounts -- all for just $10!

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    Get the $10 perk PLUS TWO RARE VETERANS' AUDIO INTERVIEWS! One is with a Devastator pilot who tells the gripping story of his combat experience at Midway from start to finish!. Very few Devastator aviators survived the battle and the war, and only TWO pilots recorded interviews -- you will get a digital copy of one of those rare interviews! ADDITIONALLY, you'll receive a second rare audio account of the battle -- this one from a Dauntless dive bomber pilot who scored THREE hits at Midway --- two on carriers and one on a battleship. Truly PRICELESS historical items!

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    Get everything in the $20 perk PLUS you also get a paperback copy of the forthcoming "Devastators" book!

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    Same as $25 perk but you'll get the book in hard cover -- , and additionally, I will sign the book and write you a personal note of thanks. With your help, the "Devastators" book/film project will come to fruition, I'll become famous, and that signed copy will be worth a lot of money some day!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Everything in the $40 perk (to recap: includes digital download and autographed hard copy of the book, two pilots' audio interviews) PLUS an additional PDF download of a rare copy of a hero of Midway's flight log/war diary -- over 100 pages (including rare photos) recounting exploits from not only the Battle of Midway but many other stirring air actions and missions from the war. This log book is a PRICELESS one a kind treasure for aviation/WWII buffs!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Everything in the $50 perk PLUS you'll get over 90 minutes of exclusive VIDEO interviews (from my personal archives) of Midway aviators and sailors discussing their combat experiences! These priceless videos were mostly filmed at the numerous reunions and commemorations I attended over the course of many years. They have never before been made public. Most of these great veterans have sadly passed on, making these oral histories the only surviving accounts of their heroic actions that saved a nation.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Can't wait for your digital or hard copy of the book version to arrive? For $100 you get the $75 perk PLUS rush delivery of a PDF of the already completed movie script -- which itself reads like a page turner of a novel that you won't be able to put down. The PDF script file will be confidentially distributed to you in JUST 45 DAYS OR LESS from the campaign's end! (All other items distributed in May),

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    (RECAP of the $100 perk = autographed copy of the book, 2 pilots' audio interviews, video interviews, PDF of hero of Midway's flight log and rush PDF download of the movie script).

    For the $150 perk ADD 3 more books (for a total of 4). After reading the script of this incredible story, you'll want others to know all about these heroes of Midway. These extra copies will make perfect gifts that will be truly appreciated!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Get all the $150 perk, PLUS recieve a stirring, original, as yet unreleased dramatic short film docudrama (DVD or download) about "The Charge of the Devastators" and the Battle of Midway! This docudrama will be like a "sneak peak" at the movie I hope to make, and will include veterans' interviews never before released to the public, original music, and NEW original Battle of Midway artwork!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    By now you probably realize that I know a bit about this battle and this amazing era in history and have some serious passion for paying tribute to these veterans and telling their stories. For $250, in addition to all that's in the $200 perk, we will have a 1 hour Skype or phone conversation about all things Devastators, Midway, and Naval Aviation/WWII, plus whatever else you want to discuss! (WARNING: get me started on this stuff and we will likely go WAY MORE than an hour!) .

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Get all of the $250 perk (recap: autographed hardcover copy of the book, 3 additional books, 2 pilots' audio interviews, video interviews, PDF of hero of Midway's flight log and rush PDF download of the movie script, docudrama DVD, 1hr phone or Skype conversation) PLUS your name prominently featured in the book's "Squadron Commanders Honor Guard" as a valued project contributor and supporter of Midway veterans. ADDITIONALLY, get another signed hard cover copy of the book dedicated to a person of your choice and three more paperback copies (for a total of 8 book copies in all).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Get everything in the $350 perk (see recap at $350 perk level) PLUS two beautiful color prints of original Devastator/Battle of Midway art -- one of "The Charge of the Devastators" movie poster, plus another dramatic original artistic rendering of the battle that I am currently working on, giving you TWO beautiful, full color Devastator/Battle of Midway (BOM) original, framable and signed art pieces for your wall space.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    For $750 get all of the $500 perk PLUS I will print your own short TRIBUTE (similar to a book "blurb") from you to the great veterans, to be included in the book!

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    You will get everything in the $750 perk PLUS, send me your audio or video tribute to the heroes of Midway and I will incorporate it into the forthcoming original docudrama -- meaning your personal tribute will long be remembered by the veterans, their families and all other viewers who will see this finished short film. After reading the movie script (distributed at the $100 level) you will undoubtedly have plenty to say in tribute to the brave men who fought for our freedom that fateful day. I plan to widely distribute this video, so your tribute will last through history!

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Get all the great offerings in the $1000 perk PLUS I'll give you up to an ENTIRE PAGE in the "Devastators" book to pay tribute, comment, speak your mind, write your bio, post your picture or write/post whatever you want as long as it is relevant to the "Charge", the Battle of Midway or WWII. For example, if you want to honor a relative or acquaintance who fought in ANY theater of WWII, you could have up to an entire page to devote to that tribute -- because honoring these great veterans is what this project is all about. If the book becomes the best seller I think it can be, your statements and tribute will be published worldwide!

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    Get the $1500 perk (all of it delivered by June 2014) PLUS I'll come to your hometown (by March 2015) to do a lecture/media presentation and book signing at a venue you provide -- home, civic group, book club, etc.. (NOTE: I'll consider travel outside the US but on your dime).

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