Flying Flak Alley: Personal Accounts of World War II Bomber Crew Combat

Flying Flak Alley: Personal Accounts of World War II Bomber Crew Combat

by Alan L. Griggs (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780786437078
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/06/2008
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 739,576
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Broadcast writer and producer Alan L. Griggs lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Michael Bess 1

Preface 3



1. Captain R.M. Benson 5

2. Lieutenant Bill Jernigan 10

3. Lieutenant Mandell Cypress 16

4. Lieutenant Charles Jackson 19

5. Captain Beecher Bilbrey 25

6. Sergeant Bob Rourke 30

7. Lieutenant Jim White 34

8. Lieutenant Thomas French 39

9. Sergeant Jim DeMontbreun 44

10. Captain Bush Cole 48

11. Sergeant Leonard Mika 54

12. Captain Bob Gregg 59

13. Lieutenant Harry Williams, Jr. 62

14. Captain Bill Reeder 68

15. Lieutenant Tom Graves 72

16. Captain Bill Becker 77

17. Sergeant David Oldashi 79

18. Lieutenant Roy Buck 82

19. Sergeant Bud Reeder 85

20. Major Clarence Evans 90

21. Sergeant John Katz 99

22. Lieutenant Bill Rickman 102

23. Lieutenant John McGonagle 105

24. Lieutenant Art Driscoll 110

25. Lieutenant Myron King 114

26. Lieutenant Don Peterson 120

27. Captain Al Suedekum 123

28. Lieutenant John Lechleiter 126

29. Sergeant Bernard Sanderson 129

30. Sergeant Charles Whitehead 132

31. Lieutenant Arvid Shulenberger 136

32. Sergeant Bill Roberts 142

33. Lieutenant Bob Smartt 148

34. Captain J.O. Grizzell 150

35. Captain Robert Fesmire 153

36. Sergeant Bill Jones 160

37. Lieutenant Ben Ernst 162

38. Captain J. Ivan Potts, Jr. 165

39. Sergeant Bill Eastland 175

40. Lieutenant Bob Chambers 180

41. Lieutenant Jim Kirtland 185

42. Sergeant John Cunningham 189

43. Major John Kolemba 192

44. Major Cooper Schley 200

45. Lieutenant Jack Downey 206

46. Sergeant Robert Howell, Jr. 209

47. Sergeant Robert Sheehan 213

48. Lieutenant Bob Cartwright 219

49. Lieutenant Jerry Neal 224

50. Lieutenant Bob Elliott 226

51. Lieutenant Eino Latvala 229

52. Sergeant George Shreeve 233

53. Lieutenant Mark Osborne 239

54. Lieutenant W.C. Gibson 244

55. Major Calvin Fite 248



Index 253

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Flying Flak Alley: Personal Accounts of World War II Bomber Crew Combat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tsunami767 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I’ve read on the air war in WWII.  This is a compilation of 50+ stories told be the crew members flying over Europe in B-17’s or B-24’s and stories from the Pacific theatre of war.  This is a great read and I couldn’t put it down!!