Castles in the Air The Story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Crews of the US 8th Air Force

By: Bowman, Martin

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Blurb, background,review follow - At first glance I thought this was to be "another war book" but it's turned out to be an amazing achievement to collate so much tactical & personal detail into this modest seeming volume - I'd rate it 10 out of 10 for an "in their shoes" experience. BACKGROUND > After extensive B-17 raids into Germany, Churchill said, "Hitler built 'Fortress Europe' but he forgot to put a roof on it!" Established on 22 February 1944 as a redesignation of VIII Bomber Command at High Wycombe Airdrome, England, 8 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the European Theater of World War II, engaging in operations primarily in the Northern Europe AOR, carrying out strategic bombing of enemy targets in France, the Low countries and Germany and engaging in air to air fighter combat against enemy aircraft until the German Capitulation in May 1945. It was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft and equipment. Very well read (worn covers) & no wonder!! Lest We Forget

Title: Castles in the Air The Story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Crews of the US 8th Air Force

Author Name: Bowman, Martin

Categories: POLITICS/GOVERNMENT/LAW, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, HISTORY,

Publisher: UK, Patrick Stephens,: 1985

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good-fair

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 009656

Keywords: Bowman Fortress War Bomber Pilot B-17,