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  • By Ray Merriam
    Jun 29, 2012
    Merriam Press Military Monograph 77 Fifth Edition (June 2012) 88 photos 1 cutaway drawing 3 documents 5 full-color insignia illustrations Richard J. Voynik writes the story of his boyhood idol who became a bombardier aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress during 1944, flying from Deopham Green Airbase, England, with the 452nd Bomb Group, U.S. Eighth Army Air Force. Included is the bombardier's personal war diary as well as biographies and memories of the three surviving crew members. A moving tribute to those who served in the Eighth Air Force and died, and to the few who survive today. This new edition has been completely revised to include the mission diary of "F.W." Stoldt, the ball turret gunner, who passed away on 24 May 2004, additional details from Tom Dickenson, co-pilot, who passed away on 11 July 2004, and from the family of the late Placido Andrade, including many new photos of the crew and aircraft. In addition, the publisher's files have been utilized to add numerous... More > other images that depict what life was like for a B-17 bomber crew, from mission start to end. Contents Dedication The 452nd Bombardment Group (H) Prologue "It Began Long Ago" "Memories - Boyhood to Manhood" "A Man Named Pete" - Remembrance Pete Rosko's Personal War Diary "The Crew, Their Planes" "Our Buddy" - Factory to End "Mary's Sister" - Factory to End "Our Buddy" - Crew Positions (foldout) Mission Planning and Preparation-Regensburg, Germany The Mission: Beginning and End Post Mission Reports A "Brave Man Fallen" is Laid to Rest "The Survivors" Reflections and Memories Ed Plank, Navigator Tom Dickenson, Co-pilot "F.W." Stoldt, Ball Turret Gunner "F.W." Stoldt Mission Diary Placido B. Andrade, Top Turret Gunner/Engineer Epilogue Remnants of Deopham Green Air Base, England, 1992-1993 Final Thoughts Acknowledgments Bibliography< Less
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Product Details

Fifth Edition
Merriam Press
June 29, 2012
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.69 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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