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 II (1939-1945). The stirling work of the Fifteenth Air Force is often overshadowed by the glamorous 'Mighty

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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 II (1939-1945). 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:
9781841760810
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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.

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B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.