B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

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The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe, the huge four-engined heavy day bomber taking the fight to Germany from the late summer of 1942 through to VE-Day. The primary operator of the Flying Fortress in Western Europe was the 'Mighty Eighth'. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The evolution of the force is traced through first-hand accounts of those individuals that took part in the action.

Table of Contents

Yankee Doodle Goes To War/Spreading the Wealth/'Black Thursday' and beyond/'Big Week' and 'Big B/Final Victory/Appendices

Product details

Published 25 Mar 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 116
ISBN 9781841760216
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 30 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 18
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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