B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force

B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force

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by Robert F Dorr, Mark Rolfe
     
 

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The B-24 was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being some of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in World War 2. The stirling work of the Fifteenth Air Force is often overshadowed by the glamorous 'Mighty Eighth', yet the

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The B-24 was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being some of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in World War 2. The stirling work of the Fifteenth Air Force is often overshadowed by the glamorous 'Mighty Eighth', yet the men flying the B-24 fought ceaselessly right through to VE Day. This is the third of five titles planned to chart the operational history of the Consolidated heavy bomber, and is the first single volume to exclusively cover the Fifteenth Air Force's B-24 units.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782008347
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #21
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
590,034
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert F Dorr is a well respected author of long-standing reputation - he has written over a dozen books for Osprey over the years. His histories on modern American combat aircraft like the F-101 Voodoo and A-6 Intruder have set the standard for works of this type. His ability to combine 'crew speak' with concise editorial comment gives his books a unique and revealing style of their own.

Mark Styling has illustrated several books for Osprey, and since switching mediums from airbrush to Mac art he has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has used to date. Mark Rolfe has worked on a number of titles in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading - and most prolific ?aviation cover artists. A native of Northern Ireland, he trained as a naval draughtsman, and spent many years working in this capacity. Iain chose to become a full-time aviation artist in the late 1980s, and has been responsible for creating over 60 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series since 1994. His artwork is synonymous with originality of subject, intricate detail and technical accuracy.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Offers a lot of information regarding the 15th Air Force during WWII. Consequently, it helped my wife and I better understand what the life of my wife's uncle was as a B-24 tail gunner flying out of US Army Airbase Spinazzola, Italy during the war.