Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories

Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories

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by Ian McLachlan, Russell J. Zorn
     
 

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Aviation authority Ian McLachlan has researched official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of compelling stories of the US Eighth Air Force, based in Great Britain during the Second World War. Each chapter looks at a particular incident or theme, including: 'Jerks Berserks'… See more details below

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Aviation authority Ian McLachlan has researched official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of compelling stories of the US Eighth Air Force, based in Great Britain during the Second World War. Each chapter looks at a particular incident or theme, including: 'Jerks Berserks' - newly discovered crew pictures and additional evidence relating to the loss at sea of an American bomber crew. Adrift and helpless, were they murdered by a vengeful German U-boat crew?; 'Skipper an' the Kids' - a B-17 on a whisky run to Scotland vanishes. Decades later, the author helps discover debris from the lost bomber and recreates its final flight; and 'Buchenwald' - a powerful account relating the little-known facts about US airmen incarcerated in Hitler's infamous death camp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852603670
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.86(d)

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