The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond: The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace [NOOK Book]

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The 95th Bomb Group (Heavy), the most highly decorated bomb group of World War II, participated in every major mission of the war in Europe from May 1943 through the war's end and was awarded an unprecedented three Presidential Unit Citations. Flying the celebrated B-17 Flying Fortress, the 95th was the first U.S. bomb group to bomb Berlin a feat that put it on the centerfold of Life magazine and the last group to lose a plane over Europe in World War II. Over six hundred men in...
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The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond: The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace

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Overview

The 95th Bomb Group (Heavy), the most highly decorated bomb group of World War II, participated in every major mission of the war in Europe from May 1943 through the war's end and was awarded an unprecedented three Presidential Unit Citations. Flying the celebrated B-17 Flying Fortress, the 95th was the first U.S. bomb group to bomb Berlin a feat that put it on the centerfold of Life magazine and the last group to lose a plane over Europe in World War II. Over six hundred men in the 95th never came home.
The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond is the first book to cover a World War II bomb group from its inception through the present day. Utilizing interviews with nearly a hundred air war veterans, dozens of unpublished crew memoirs, all the bomb group's official mission reports from the National Archives, and nearly a hundred other sources, author Rob Morris (assisted by air war historian Ian Hawkins) provides a deep tactical and human understanding of the group. Also included are the stories of the veterans' wives and families, who fought a different kind of war at home, and the residents of Horham, whose tiny English village was suddenly on the war's front lines.
Intensely human, exhaustively researched, and lovingly told, this book is certain to be a classic in the field and a resource for anyone interested in the workings of a World War II bomb group.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597977173
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,085,296
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Morris is a high school history and English teacher with a lifelong interest in the World War II air war. He is the author of seven books. He lives near Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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    Posted December 31, 2012

    Lizardstripe

    "Nice catch!" The brown shecat says. She looks around for her own prey, and catches the scent of shrew. Dropping into a hunter's crouch, the young warrior slowly stalks forward untill she is only a mouse-lenght away from the shrew. Lizardstripe gathers her strenght into her haunches, and pounces. She pins the shrew and gives it a quick bite to the neck. The shrew fell limp beneath her white paws, and her fiery orange eyes lit up. -Lizardstripe

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