B-17 Flying Fortress of the MTO / Edition 1

B-17 Flying Fortress of the MTO / Edition 1

by William N Hess, Mark Styling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1841765805

ISBN-13: 9781841765808

Pub. Date: 01/20/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA


Osprey's study of the B-17 Flying Fortress Units of World War II (1939-1945). Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the…  See more details below

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Osprey's study of the B-17 Flying Fortress Units of World War II (1939-1945). Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having been a part of the Fifteenth Air Force in 1944, author Bill Hess has long been waiting to write a definitive account on 'his air force'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841765808
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
929,912
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

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