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A wing and a prayer : the "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in action over Europe in World War II

Author: Harry H Crosby
Publisher: New York : HarperPaperbacks, 1994, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They began operations out of England in the spring of '43. They flew their "Flying Fortresses" almost daily against strategic targets in Europe in the name of freedom. Their astonishing courage and appalling losses earned them the name that resounds in the annals of aerial warfare and made the "Bloody Hundredth" a legend.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Harry H Crosby; Harry H Crosby
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry H Crosby
ISBN: 0061008125 9780061008122
OCLC Number: 31483007
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 398 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 18 cm
Contents: 1. Practice Mission to the Orkney --
2. Trondheim --
3. Thorpe Abbotts --
4. Flying with Brady --
5. Curtis LeMay in Action --
6. "Home by Christmas" --
7. The Screw-up --
8. North Africa via Regensburg --
9. New Job: Sqaudron Navigator --
10. Bremen: Last Mission with Blakely --
11. Marienburg and Munster --
12. The Mission to Nowhere --
13. New Job: Group Navigator --
14. Going Native --
15. Learning About Americans from the British --
16. John Bennett as Group Commander --
17. Tom Jeffrey Becomes Group Commander --
18. Hard Life at Thorpe Abbotts --
19. D-Day --
20. The Tactical and Strategic War --
21. The Russia Shuttle --
22. With Landra in London --
23. R&R with Jean --
24. Rosie --
25. London Junket --
26. Last Mission --
27. General Spaatz in Paris --
28. Operation Manna-Chowhound.
Responsibility: Harry H. Crosby.

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They began operations out of England in the spring of '43. They flew their "Flying Fortresses" almost daily against strategic targets in Europe in the name of freedom. Their astonishing courage and appalling losses earned them the name that resounds in the annals of aerial warfare and made the "Bloody Hundredth" a legend.

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