American Bomber Crewman 1941-45 (Warrior)

American Bomber Crewman 1941-45 (Warrior)

Gregory Fremont-Barnes


Gregory Fremont-Barnes examines the lives of the yankee Bomber Crewmen of the 8th Air strength, "The effective Eighth", who crewed, maintained and repaired the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators that flew from the airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk and different counties of britain in the course of global struggle II (1939-1945). He highlights the actual and mental pressure put on those courageous males. lengthy bombing missions referred to as for brute energy to regulate the airplane and notable persistence to fly for hours at 20,000 toes at temperatures under freezing in unheated, unpressurized cabins. Then there have been Luftwaffe opponents and anti-aircraft hearth to take care of and it required wonderful ability and a few good fortune to come from a project unscathed. This ebook is a becoming tribute to those usually uncelebrated heroes who took the battle deep into the 3rd Reich, in addition to a desirable historic account of the reports they went via.

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