Bombers

Bombers

by Philip Kaplan
     
 

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This book is an account, largely in their own words, of what these men (and their successors who flew in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf and elsewhere) experienced: flying five to six miles above the earth, deep into enemy territory, and then returning to a short interlude of comparative normality at 'home' before contemplating the next briefing, the next mission. Unlike… See more details below

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This book is an account, largely in their own words, of what these men (and their successors who flew in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf and elsewhere) experienced: flying five to six miles above the earth, deep into enemy territory, and then returning to a short interlude of comparative normality at 'home' before contemplating the next briefing, the next mission. Unlike many other combatants, they had little control over their own fate--there are no foxholes in which to take cover in the sky, 99 of the projectiles fired at their aircraft might burst in harmless puffs of smoke, the hundredth might tear a wing off or riddle their body with shrapnel--it was an unforgettable lesson in the random laws of life and death. The fighters that preyed upon them could soar and maneuver like hawks while they had to fly straight and level, holding formation by day, alone and vulnerable by night.

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ISBN-13:
9780760720578
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Pages:
240

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