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Through blue skies to hell : America's 'bloody 100th' in the air war over Germany

Author: Edward M Sion
Publisher: Drexel Hill, Pa. ; Newbury : Casemate, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a comprehensive look at air war over Europe during the climactic year of World War II, combining firsthand experience with expert analysis. The centerpiece is a mission-by-mission diary of 1st Lieutenant Richard R. Ayesh, bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, who flew with the 100th Bombardment Group, 13th Combat Wing of the 8th Air Force-- the legendary 'Bloody 100th' ... The author provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sion, Edward M.
Through blue skies to hell.
Drexel Hill, Pa. ; Newbury : Casemate, 2007
(OCoLC)649857411
Named Person: Richard R Ayesh
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Sion
ISBN: 9781932033670 193203367X
OCLC Number: 148761736
Description: xv, 220 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Growing up in the air capital --
The making of an airman --
The bombardier's arsenal : munitions and bombs --
Top Secret bombsight : hitting the pickle barrel --
Bomber formations and fighter tactics --
Blind bombing : radars and PFF --
Heading to combat : crew FE-350-FA --
Welcome to Thorpe Abbotts --
Legend of the Bloody Hundredth --
Situation ground war, post D-Day --
Situation air war, fall 1944 --
The nerve center at High Wycombe --
The air war on synthetic oil --
German defenses against bombers --
Eve of combat --
Mission by mission (I) : from fall 1944 to the German counter-offensive --
London encounters, romantic and otherwise --
Mission by mission (II) : from the Battle of the Bulge to Berlin and Dresden --
The Lucky Bastards Club heading home --
The impact of strategic bombing on final victory --
20th century moral issues and 21st century implications.
Responsibility: by Edward M. Sion.
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