The bomber boys: heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II

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Thorndike Press,
Pub. Date:
2010, c2009.
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English
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True tales of heroism and the men who fought and died in the skies of World War II Europe.In World War II, there were many ways to die. But nothing offered more fatal choices than being inside a B-17 bomber above Nazi-occupied Europe. From the hellish storms of enemy flak and relentless strafing of Luftwaffe fighters, to mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, and simple bad luck, it?s a wonder any man would volunteer for such dangerous duty. But many did. Some paid the ultimate price. And some made it home. But in the end, all would achieve victory. Here, author Travis L. Ayres has gathered a collection of previously untold personal accounts of combat and camaraderie aboard the B-17 Bombers that flew countless sorties against the enemy, as related by the men who lived and fought in the air?and survived.
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9781410425690
141042569
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display_description In World War II, no theater of operations was more dangerous than the skies above Nazi-occupied Europe. This is a collection of previously untold personal accounts of combat and camaraderie aboard the B-17 bombers that flew countless sorties against the enemy, as related by the men who lived and fought in the air - and survived. They are stories of heroism, sacrifice, miraculous survival, and merciless warfare. And they should all be remembered.
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subject_facet B-17 bomber, Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography, Heroes -- United States -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
title_display The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II
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