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The Mighty Eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it

Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing, a division of Random House, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Europe has fallen. Pearl Harbor is in flames. Enter: The Eighth. In 1941 the RAF fought a desperate battle of survival against the Luftwaffe over Britain. Then, from across the Atlantic, came a new generation of American pilots, gunners, and bombardiers, a new generation of flying machines called the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Soon these brave young
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Astor, Gerald, 1926-2007.
Mighty Eighth.
New York : Dell, 1998, ©1997
(OCoLC)609326085
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Astor
ISBN: 0440226481 9780440226482
OCLC Number: 40226377
Notes: "A Dell book."
Reprint. Originally published: New York : D.I. Fine Books, 1997.
Description: xii, 545 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents: The mighty Eighth is born --
Opening Salvo --
Enter the heavyweights --
Fresh blood --
Wintry discontents, chilling fears --
False spring --The buildup --
Summer fire --
Fall fiascos --
Turning points --
New directions --
Journeys to Big B --
Readying for D-Day --
D-Day and beyond --
Shootdowns and shuttles --
Cadillac, cobra and tactical strikes --
Milk runs and market garden --
Merseberg and murder --
Woes of winter --
New Year moves --
Final blows --
Debriefing --
Roll call.
Responsibility: Gerald Astor.

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The harrowing tale of the aerial counterattack mounted from British soil follows the Army Air Corps and newly created Eighth Air Force airborne on the brand new B-17 Flying Fortress and the P-47  Read more...

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"Great reading."--Stephen Ambrose"Bold, brawny, epic in scope...Astor captures the fire and passion of these tens of thousands of U.S. airmen who flew through the inferno that was the bomber war over Read more...

 
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