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cover B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force
Dorr's exceptional book captures an aspect of the air war against Germany that too few are aware of, the roll of the B-24 Liberator. Always seemingly in the shadow of the more popular B-17 Flying Fortress, the Liberator was used in 19 heavy bomb groups in England alone and when combined with the bomb groups that flew from the Mediterranean accounted for close to 227,000 sorties.
cover The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24's Over Germany
Brought to life by best-selling historian Ambrose (author of more than 20 books), here is one of America's forgotten workhorse weapons of WWII the B-24 bomber. Carrying a heavier payload than the glamorous B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24, nicknamed the Liberator, also filled the skies over Germany, bombing troops, oil refineries, factories and other strategic targets.
cover The Cold Blue Sky: A B-17 Gunner in World War II
As a waist gunner aboard Black Hawk, a B-17 Flying Fortress operating from bases in England, Sgt. Jack Novey, an 18 year-old from the streets of Chicago, survived some of the most dangerous bombing missions of WWII. Deserves a place among the best memoirs of the air war against Germany.
cover The Mighty Eighth: The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men who Fought It
Astor stitches together about a hundred eyewitness experiences of combat, linking them with a workmanlike narrative of the battle's course. Here he presents the saga, frequently disastrous, of American daylight bombing against Germany.
cover Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II
This outstanding autobiographical recount of Ardery's WW2 experiences ranks among the top in this genre. Follow his career through flight training and initial assignments, trials, tribulations and finally, a combat assignment. Ardery, his crew, and their B24 participated in several critical and unprecedented bombing missions during the war, including the infamous Ploesti raid. His recount of flying into a virtual "wall of fire", which was the defensive flak being levelled at their bomber, is one of the most horrowing experiences written to date
cover Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer
Incorporating a wealth of new material, here is the riveting story of the bombing raids that broke the back of Nazi Germany, praised as "a well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience ... excellent."
cover The Mighty Eighth in WWII: A Memoir
On an early morning in the fall of 1942, Kemp McLaughlin’s group set out for a raid on a French target. Immediately after dropping its bombs, McLaughlin’s plane was hit. A huge fire burned a four-foot hole in his wing, his waist gunner bailed out, his radio operator was wounded, the plane lost all oxygen, and his pilot put on a parachute and sat on the escape hatch, waiting for the plane to explode. And this was only McLaughlin’s first sortie.
Liberator Bomber: The Correspondence of Lt. Eugene T. Winn of the 446th
Bomber Group, 1942

by Frederick W. Huff
United States Army Air Corps Lieutenant Eugene T. Winn wrote home to his father regularly, from before his enlistment in May 1942 until his discharge in September 1945. This correspondence is the core of the book. Documents and photographs give a definitive sense of place and immediacy to the story. And in the telling, the reader can learn much of war and its lasting effects on persons, family, community.

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