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Title:
B-17 Flying Fortress units of the Eighth Air Force
Author:
Bowman, Martin W., 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781841760216
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library D790 .B616 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe during World War II (1939-1945), the huge four-engined heavy day bomber taking the fight to Germany from the late summer of 1942 through to VE-Day. The primary operator of the Flying Fortress in Western Europe was the 'Mighty Eighth'. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The evolution of the force is traced through first-hand accounts of those individuals that took part in the action.


Author Notes

Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.


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