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Wild Blue Yonder: Glory Days of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England

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Lavishly illustrated, this fascinating and entertaining volume transports you back in time to hear firsthand accounts culled from hundreds of diaries, letters, and interviews with veterans. These are the captivating stories of the American airmen and British civilians and service personnel of World War II. In 1942, when the U.S. forces arrived in England, the young Americans were puzzled, amazed, and exasperated by the mysteries of British speech, food, manners--and plumbing, and the British were equally ...
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Lavishly illustrated, this fascinating and entertaining volume transports you back in time to hear firsthand accounts culled from hundreds of diaries, letters, and interviews with veterans. These are the captivating stories of the American airmen and British civilians and service personnel of World War II. In 1942, when the U.S. forces arrived in England, the young Americans were puzzled, amazed, and exasperated by the mysteries of British speech, food, manners--and plumbing, and the British were equally surprised by American ways. From decorated pilots to British civilians who, as children, were entertained on U.S. bases, come stories of comic cultural misunderstanding and terrifying bomber missions over Germany. This unique adventure celebrates the courage and spirit of the U.S. 8th Air Force and the friends they made in Britain.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780304364664
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2010

    Great book for all who love warbirds and learning about the men who flew them

    For a long time, I've always enjoyed the old war birds from building models to going to air shows and traveling the country and visiting many air museums. My father told me about this book. He said that I would enjoy it as well and I did. It was very informative and very interesting. I mainly consisted of journal entries of the brave crew of the US eighth air force. It consisted of many pictures. Most taken during the era and included details about everyone. This book was a great way to get inside the heads of these young men, during the journey over to England, their social impact on Europe, their experiences in the towns, going to bars, hooking up with the girls over there, their flights, how they felt about it and so much more. It gave you a good idea of what went on in the skies over World War 2 Europe. I recommend this book to anyone with a passion for the airwar over Europe and its fine details. There are a few parts which may cause a yawn but if you fight through it, it makes it that much better.

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