A Mighty Fortress

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A Mighty Fortress is the personal account of the Captain and crew of a lead bomber in the enormous formation raids made by the 8th Airforce during the last few months of the Second World War. It is an extraordinary tale of heroism and bravery on the part of the entire crew of just one B17 amongst hundreds - but the one B17 that meant most to them.
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A Mighty Fortress is the personal account of the Captain and crew of a lead bomber in the enormous formation raids made by the 8th Airforce during the last few months of the Second World War. It is an extraordinary tale of heroism and bravery on the part of the entire crew of just one B17 amongst hundreds - but the one B17 that meant most to them.
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Air Power History
...an excellent book for persons interested in WWII air combat from the individual airman's point of view
—D Crosby
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932033595
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    A Mighty Fortress - Alling

    Having read dozens of personal memoirs from this era I don¿t expect a lot flash. Most are written by ordinary people with average writing ability. Each has an interesting personal story to tell, but their ability to tell it varies widely. <BR/><BR/>Although the flow of the book is pretty much the standard fair, personal life to training to combat and back, Alling throws us few curves along the way. Most veterans have great stories to tell but the author, being a lead pilot in a radar-equipped ¿pathfinder¿ ship, has more to tell than many. It¿s easy to read and easy to become engrossed in the lives of Alling and his crew. This is definitely a cut above the average memoir and a good value for the price.

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