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Posted February 10, 2007
Well researched and well written combat narrative
A. B. Feuer partners up with veteran Elmer Haynes, a B-24 pilot in WWII to tell this story about the little known use of radar-equipped B-24's by General Chennault's Fourteenth Air Force in China. Told mostly through the use of Haynes' diary, the book is told through a first person account of what is was like to fly in the China-Burma-India theater. Feuer's writing skills add to the raw emotion in Haynes' story, and the combination weaves a gripping and interesting story. Whether in combat against Japanese shipping or just trying to survive a flight over the 'Hump,' Haynes' experiences bring the reader with him through the boredom, fear, terror, loss, and camaraderie that was the life of a bomber pilot in the Fourteenth Air Force. Well-researched and well-written with plenty of personal touches, this book is a sure hit for those who enjoy WWII history or aviation history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.