Eight Air Force Bomber Stories

B1707

This book comprises a collection of gripping stories about the USAAF 8th Air Force based in East Anglia. It is illustrated by poignant photographs, many rare and rescued from destruction. This insight into the events and the people will enthral enthusiasts and bring to life the courage and determination of the young men who fought in the greatest aerial battle.

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NAME: Eight Air Force Bomber Stories
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1707
DATE: 220312
AUTHOR: Ian McLachlan, Russell J Zorn
PUBLISHER: Haynes
BINDING: Hard back
PAGES: 224
PRICE: GB £19.99
GENRE: Non fiction
SUBJECT: aviation, WWII, bombers, bomber crew, European Theatre,USAAF, B-17, B-25
ISBN: 978-0-85733-228-8
IMAGE: B1707.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This book publishes as the numbers of surviving bomber crew from World War Two dwindle with increasing rapidity and the airfields that they operated from are reclaimed by nature and farming. Where large numbers of survivors returned to Britain to visit their old bases and meet old comrades, it is now more likely to be the children, grand children and great grandchildren of those survivors, and of those who fell in the greatest air battle in history, who make an annual pilgrimage. A few airfields have been partly preserved and some boast museums that are cared for by enthusiasts. A few also survive, much modernized. For the remaining survivors, they still carry the images of those places and of their youth. For their families, it must be difficult to really visualize the airfields, the people and the machines. This book comprises a collection of gripping stories about the USAAF 8th Air Force based in East Anglia. It is illustrated by poignant photographs, many rare and rescued from destruction. This insight into the events and the people will enthral enthusiasts and bring to life the courage and determination of the young men who fought in the greatest aerial battle. It will introduce new generations of enthusiasts and it should be a valuable guide for the descendants of those young airmen as they revisit the English fields from which a great armada of bombers flew almost daily into the fierce defences that sought to destroy them. This is a valuable contribution to the history of great fight and benefits from the photography of the late Russ Zorn, an American photographer based in England during the war.

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