Great American Bombers of World War II: B-17 Flying Fortress

Great American Bombers of World War II: B-17 Flying Fortress

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Overview

Great American Bombers of World War II: B-17 Flying Fortress by William N. Hess, Chester Marshall, Frederick Johnsen

During World War II, the B-17 made its mark in Europe with daring and devastating bombing runs over the heart of German industry. Fans of the B-24 consider it the most important bomber of the War for its large payload and versatility. And the B-29, with its pressurized cabin and remote-control gun turrets, was the ultimate strategic bomber, flying higher, faster, and farther than any of its counterparts, making it the logical choice for the War-ending flights over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Great American Bombers of World War II combines three bestselling MBI Publishing Company aircraft histories into one huge, value-priced volume. The nose art, markings, and camouflage schemes of each of the USAAF's marquee bombers are detailed in archival black-and-white photographs, as well as in rare War-era color photography, making this volume a package any World War II enthusiast will want for his or her library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760306505
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 431
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.83(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
Introduction6
Chapter 1The Flying Fortress7
Chapter 2Royal Air Force Fortresses22
Chapter 3The Pacific27
Chapter 4England-The Daylight Bombing Experiment35
Chapter 5Air Battles over the Reich44
Chapter 6Big Week, Big B, and Beyond69
Chapter 7North Aftrica and the Mediterranean103
Chapter 8Fifteenth Air Force109
Chapter 9Shot Down--A Personal Remembrance125
Chapter 10Prisoner of War--A Personal Remembrance130
Chapter 11Postwar133
Appendix IB-17 Specifications139
Appendix IIB-17 Flying Fortress Serial Numbers139
Appendix IIIWorld War II B-17 Combat Units140
Appendix IVNotable B-17 Survivors142
Index143

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