♥ Book Title : Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer
☯ Full Synopsis : "Incorporating a wealth of new material, here is the riveting story of the bombing raids that broke the back of Nazi Germany, praised as "a well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience ... excellent." (Roger A. Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth)"Article| Brian O'Neill| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : B-17 Combat Missions
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♥ Book Title : Yanks Over Europe
☯ Full Synopsis : "Contrasts between fighter combat and the bombers' war support Klinkowitz's belief that notions of the air war were determined by one's position in it. He extends his thesis by showing the vastly different style of air war described by veterans of the North African and Mediterranean campaigns and concludes by studying the effects of such combat on adversaries and victims. Air combat, Klinkowitz writes, offers a unique perspective on the nature of war. The experience of combat has inspired authors to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness, covering the full range of human expression from exultation to heartbreak. Here is a tightly drawn, highly readable account of the European air war."Article| Jerome Klinkowitz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Courage and Air Warfare
☯ Full Synopsis : "Despite the quantity of material written about the Combined Bomber Offensive during the Second World War, the full human dimension of air combat has not been thoroughly explored. This book investigates the unique nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. It analyses aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness. First-hand reflections of combat flyers, published materials, reports and official documents are used to compare the efforts of the US Eighth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command. There is an important reason for this comparative method. Although the Allied effort involved two separate air forces, two different philosophical concepts and two distinct approaches, both organizations were committed to a common goal. Comparing the two allows insights into the nature of air combat and its effects on aviators. Aircrew attitudes and motivation are examined, as are the physical and mental hardships which affected aircrew morale, cohesion and combat effectiveness."Article| Mark K. Wells| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Secrets In The Sky
☯ Full Synopsis : "While her brother is off flying planes for the Air Corps, twelve-year-old Bethany becomes involved with women training with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) right in her hometown of Sweetwater, Texas."Article| Melinda Rice| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Finding a Fallen Hero
☯ Full Synopsis : "An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew. Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago. Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17. Dozens of photographs help readers envision both Tony Korkuc’s fateful flight and his nephew’s dogged search for the truth. A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions."Article| Bob Korkuc| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dead Engine Kids
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| John J. Briol| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Mission 85
☯ Full Synopsis : "Minute-by-minute chronicle of the U.S. Eighth Air Force's bombing mission against German airfields in Holland."Article| Ivo De Jong| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle
☯ Full Synopsis : "'A BOOK THAT NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN WHILE THE BEST MAN TO WRITE IT STILL COULD.' - BOOKLIST THE RIVERTING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF A PILOT, HIS CREW, AND HIS LEGENDARY AIRPLANE - WRITTEN WITH RON POWERS, COWRITER OF THE # 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest Generation who fought in America's greatest battles-and of the war one man waged both in and out of the skies. High-spirited Robert Morgan was transformed from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts into a steel-nerved pilot forged in the cauldron of World War II's most dangerous and desperate aerial encounters. This is the triumphant tale of that transformation-and of the plane and crew that never failed to bring him back home. 'AS THE MOST CELEBRATED AMERICAN BOMBER PILOT OF WORLD WAR II, ROBERT MORGAN HAS A REMARKABLE STORY TO TELL, AND HE TELLS IT CANDINLY AND LUCIDLY IN AMAZINGLY RECALLED DETAIL.' - BRIG. GEN. HENRY C. HUGLIN, USAF, RET."Article| Robert Morgan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : B-17s Over Berlin
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The best collection of firsthand battle stories I have read." -Air Power History"Article| Ian Hawkins| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Battle of Britain Illustrated
☯ Full Synopsis : "Illustrated with art, technical drawings, maps and period photographs of one of history's most famous battles, this volume provides a retelling of the Battle of Britain. The authors link four major perspectives: historical, tactical, technical and artistic."Article| Paul Patrick Jacobs| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : B-17, Fortress at War
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Roger A. Freeman| Statement ..."