B-24 Combat Missions: First-Hand Accounts of Liberator Operations Over Nazi Europe
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B-24 Combat Missions: First-Hand Accounts of Liberator Operations Over Nazi Europe

by Martin W. Bowman
     
 

B-24: Combat Missions takes the reader through every Liberator crew position to show what it was like to fly—and fight—in the plane that was produced in greater quantities than any other US military aircraft in World War II, including the B-17. First-hand accounts from crewmembers are grouped with archive and commissioned photos of the plane

Overview

B-24: Combat Missions takes the reader through every Liberator crew position to show what it was like to fly—and fight—in the plane that was produced in greater quantities than any other US military aircraft in World War II, including the B-17. First-hand accounts from crewmembers are grouped with archive and commissioned photos of the plane and of items of memorabilia, to bring the stories of “Lib” combat crew alive in truly vivid detail.

  • Some 75 first-person accounts, many previously unpublished, from Liberator crewmembers in the ETO
  • Each crew position is featured in turn—the pilot and copilot, the navigator and nose gunner, the radio operator, the bombardier, the engineer/top turret gunner, the waist gunners, the ball turret gunner, and the tail gunner—to give a complete overview of what it was like to fly a B-24 combat mission
  • Illustrated with more than 100 items of memorabilia, some 50 specially commissioned photos of B-24 crew positions, and more than 200 archive photos

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435112209
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Bowman is the author of eighty-six books about the USAAF/USAF and other air forces—including the bestselling companion volume to this book, B-17: Combat Missions. All have been built up from many years of painstaking and fact-finding research, interviews, and correspondence with contributors in the US, Europe, and throughout the world. For many years he has been a frequent contributor of photographic and written articles to Air Combat, Air Classics, and Air Progress magazines in the US; he also contributes regularly to the British magazines Flight International, Rolls-Royce Magazine, and Aeroplane Monthly. He continues to explore all matters aviation and has “suffered” for his art, landing aboard (in a C-2 Greyhound) and being catapulted from, the USS John F Kennedy in the Mediterranean. He lives in Norwich, England.

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