The Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II

The Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II

by Travis L. Ayres

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Overview

True tales of heroism and the men who fought and died in the skies of World War II Europe.

In World War II, there were all too many ways for a fighting man to die. But no theater of operations offered more fatal choices than the skies above Nazi-occupied Europe. Inside of a B-17 Bomber, thousands of feet above the earth, death was always a moment away. From the hellish storms of enemy flak and relentless strafing of Luftwaffe fighters, to mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, and simple bad luck, it’s a wonder any man would volunteer for such dangerous duty. But some very brave men did. 
 
Some paid the ultimate price. Some made it home. But in the end, all would achieve victory.
 
Here, author Travis L. Ayres has gathered a collection of previously untold personal accounts of combat and camaraderie aboard the B-17 Bombers that flew countless sorties against the enemy, as related by the men who lived and fought in the air—and survived. They are stories of heroism, sacrifice, miraculous survival and merciless warfare. But they should all be remembered...

INCLUDES PHOTOS

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101145364
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 271,044
File size: 271 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

While working as a morning radio host, Travis L. Ayres met World War II veteran airman Anthony Teta and was moved by his story. He went on write The Bomber Boys: True Stories of B-17 Airmen. Ayres divides his time among New Jersey, Arkansas, and Louisiana. 

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Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Tim_C More than 1 year ago
Bought this book a few months ago for my Nook and just got around to reading it. Once I started I did not want to put it down. Tremendous reading. It was gut-wrenching at a couple of points at what soldiers went through. Would highly recommend this book. I live in CT and didn't realize that the author was living in CT when he wrote this and a few of the main focal points were also from CT. Definitely added to the enjoyment of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was incredible. When I was 25 my bigest concern was what to wear when I went out on Saturday Night - not to be in charge of a bunch of men whose life depended on me.This book makes me think of that saying 'The home of the free because of the Brave'. And I think Mr. Ayres has done a fine job in showing us just that. I thank him for sharing these mens lives with us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brought out the great cost and eventual value of the bombing campaign. Very different perspective from other books on the subject.
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Truly inspiring.
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Grampa More than 1 year ago
Great stories of live and death on a B-17.
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