Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II

Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II

by Kevin Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681773193
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 227,359
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He is the author ofBlood and Fears and Airborne in 1943,also published by Pegasus Books.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

List of Maps xi

Introduction xiii

Winter

1 'He had us dead to rights' 3

2 'Things are going to be tough from now on' 28

3 'A gasp of surprise and dread' 64

4 'What are those fools trying to do, kill all of us' 93

Spring

5 'Hiya Baby! Lovely day isn't it?' 107

6 'Up and down the streets people jeered and spat at me' 135

Summer

7 'Invasion! No longer just a gleam in the General's eye' 165

8 'An Me 109 came at me head on. I was terrified' 184

9 'Couldn't sleep. Kept seeing ships exploding' 199

10 'Some were blazing and some were blown to bits' 220

11 'All hell broke loose' 250

Autumn

12 'Bodies were scattered all over the area' 273

13 'The greatest air battle of this war' 289

Winter

14 'I bet our lives' 329

15 'So cold tears came into ray eyes' 361

16 'The birds were really flying. What a sight!' 377

17 'Sitting off my wing was an Me 109' 409

Spring

18 'Let the English celebrate' 435

19 'I can't get away from the things I've seen' 457

Acknowledgements 480

Notes 484

Glossary 512

Bibliography 516

Index 522

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