Cover image for B-24 Liberator units of the Eighth Air Force
Title:
B-24 Liberator units of the Eighth Air Force
Author:
Dorr, Robert F., 1939-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855329010
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Osprey's examination of the B-24 Liberator Units'nbsp;participation in World War II (1939-1945). The B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US warplane, yet its combat crews live, even today, in the shadow of the less plentiful, but better-known, B-17. Accounts of the 'Mighty Eighth' in Europe, and indeed many of the books and films that emerged from the greatest air campaign in history, often overlook the B-24, even though it was in action for as long as the Flying Fortress, and participated in just as many perilous daylight bombing missions.


Author Notes

Robert F. Dorr is a retired foreign service diplomat who worked with the Air Force wing in charge of Air Force One.

Robert F. Dorr is a military aviation writer and retired senior American diplomat who has authored more than 70 books and numerous articles on international affairs, military issues and the Vietnam War. Dorr served in the United States Air Force in Korea (1957-60), and spent 24 years as a Foreign Service Officer (1964-89).

(Bowker Author Biography)