Shadow: A Cottontail Bomber Crew in World War II

Shadow: A Cottontail Bomber Crew in World War II

by Neil Hunter Raiford


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786466221
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 388,637
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Hunter Raiford has written multiple books on military history. He lives in Brownsboro, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

450th Bomb group Airmen viii

Introduction: Unconditional Bond 1

1. Dutiful Sons 9

2. Training 35

3. A Liberator Crew 53

4. “Cottontails” in the Heel of the Boot 71

5. A Typical Mission: Enemy Above and Below 89

6. March 1944: Baptism by Fire 110

7. April 1944: “Goodbye Shadow” 125

8. May 1944: Ploesti—Again! 156

9. June 1944: Fifty and Home 173

Epilogue: Legacy 198

Appendix A: Organization of the 15th Army Air Force, May 1944 205

Appendix B: Combat Missions 207

Chapter Notes 211

Bibliography 225

Index 231

What People are Saying About This

This book has everything one could look for to have an accurate, well-researched, well-written account of an actual crew in combat...a great job...accompanying photographs are excellent.
450th Bomb Group, 720th Squadron

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