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The mighty Eighth in WWII : a memoir

Author: J Kemp McLaughlin
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Mighty Eighth in WWII includes the stories of pilots who were downed in France and Holland. They traveled under the cover of night through the countryside, evading the Nazis who had seen their planes go down. The pilots found citizens willing to help and hide them, and they made their way through the underground networks of Europe in an effort to get back to England."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: J Kemp McLaughlin; J Kemp McLaughlin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Kemp McLaughlin
ISBN: 0813121787 9780813121789 9780813191591 0813191599
OCLC Number: 43641269
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 208 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Baptism --
In the Beginning --
Off We Go --
Torch --
Err'n in Erin --
1943 --
Pete's Story --
Schweinfurt and Stuttgart --
Assembling "The Mighty Eighth" --
Schweinfurt Again --
A New Base and My Longest Day --
Group Operations --
Escape and Evasion --
1944 --
Headquarters --
D-Day and the Fall Campaign --
Aerial Operations --
My War's End --
A Look Back.
Other Titles: Mighty Eighth in World War II
Responsibility: J. Kemp McLaughlin.

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This memoir - written by a group leader in the United States Air Force during World War II - offers an insight into US bombing runs against Nazi Germany, the management of personnel, armament crews  Read more...

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