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Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Masters of the Air is one of the very best books I've read

This book is wonderfully researched with outstanding anecdotes... the personal stories mixed with the statistics made for a compelling book. To think 26,000 to 28,000 airmen died in combat from Eighth Air Force and the fact the airmen flying in Eighth Air Force in 1942...
This book is wonderfully researched with outstanding anecdotes... the personal stories mixed with the statistics made for a compelling book. To think 26,000 to 28,000 airmen died in combat from Eighth Air Force and the fact the airmen flying in Eighth Air Force in 1942 and 1943 only had a one in five chance in completing their tour tells a story of courage and daunting odds. This book is a keeper in my library.

posted by BitsBacon on September 27, 2009

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Inaccuracy perpetuated

Skimmed through book at local Barnes & Noble store. Caption under one illustration perpetuates inaccurate story of ball turret gunner trapped in turret and landing gear could not be lowered due to hydraulic failure. Aircraft depicted is a B-17. B-17 landing gear was ...
Skimmed through book at local Barnes & Noble store. Caption under one illustration perpetuates inaccurate story of ball turret gunner trapped in turret and landing gear could not be lowered due to hydraulic failure. Aircraft depicted is a B-17. B-17 landing gear was actuated by electric motors not hydraulics and could be hand cranked up or down in an emergency. Disappointed that author permitted this inaccuracy to continue. Use of term 'Bomber Boys' detracting as well. May purchase someday.

posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2006

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