Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II

Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II

by Philip Ardery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813108667

ISBN-13: 9780813108667

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to

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Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813108667
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
605,506
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: On the Shoulders of the Dead1
1The Gadget5
2The Merry-Go-Round30
3Ted's Flying Circus59
4Ploesti and the Circus Ends96
5The Air War of Western Europe134
6The Wing186
7Something to Believe In220
Index227

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