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The Ringmasters - Flying Bombing Combat with the Mighty 8th Air Force 1944-1945 By Frank H. Lewis
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Frank H. Lewis tells the story of the 30 combat missions he flew, in B24 Liberators, as part of the Ray Trapp crew. They were part of the 852/3 Bomb Squadron of the 491st Bomb group, of the 14th... More > Combat Bomb Wing of the 8th Air Force, which was then part of the Army Air Corp. The first mission was October 5, 1944 and the last was April 4, 1945. All were flown over Germany during one of the harshest winters Europe has known. He was part of the 4000 plane mission to relieve the Allied troops on Christmas Eve, during the Battle of the Bulge. His most harrowing mission was the Hamburg Oil Refineries on November 21, 1944.< Less
The "Magic" 1,000-foot Circle: Eighth Air Force Precision Bombing, Mission No. 113 of 9 October 1943 By Robert H. Hodges
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Complete, very detailed account of air raids by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of the 94th, 95th, 100th, 385th, and 390th Bomb Groups of the Eighth Air Force against the Marienburg... More > Focke-Wulf factory which was a prime example of the USAAF’s ability to bomb targets with precision. Also covers the follow-up raids. 10 photos, 1 illustration, 1 map, 2 tables, 1 bomb plot, addendum, glossary, bibliography.< Less
Fallen Fortress By Tom Bartlett
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On April 27th, 1944, an 8th Air Force B-17 piloted by Lt. W. C. Shaddix was hit by anti-aircraft fire over Belgium. Shaddix and his crew bailed out of their crippled bomber and Shaddix alone was... More > able to elude capture by the German Army. The rest of his crew spent the war in German POW camps. Shaddix was hidden and protected by the Belgian underground who passed him along from family to family. While trying to make his way to neutral Spain along with another downed pilot, Shaddix was picked up by the French Underground who were fighting a guerilla war in the Ardennes Forest. He joined them in their battle against the retreating German Army. Finally their unit was swept up by Patton’s 3rd Army as it raced across Europe. Drawing on interviews, diaries, and recently declassified documents, author Tom Bartlett, a former Air Force officer, traces the remarkable story of the training, survival, and return of a downed Air Force pilot.< Less
SGT. SHORTY By PAUL CARON
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Paul J. Caron's personal experience as an 18-year old WWII recruit who follows his faith and fate through; gunner training with the 'mighty 8th' USAF 389th B-24 bomber crew, a single bombing mission... More > deep into Germany, a terrifying bail out, capture, and 12 months in a German P.O.W. camp. His descriptive and innocent narrative takes the reader into the heart of a young man the minds of friends and foe's.< Less
Bad Day at Oberpfaffenhofen: 24 April 1944 By Andrew Anzanos
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Captain Dewayne Bennett writes of the document tragety that resulted in heavy combat losses of the 41st Combat Wing's ill planned mission to Oberfaffenhofen, Germany on 24 April 1944. Bennett... More > survived this mission as well as being a sole squadron survivor on a mission to Schweinfurt, on 13 April 1944.< Less
BAD DAY AT OBERPFAFFENHOFEN By Andrew Anzanos
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Captain Dewayne Bennett writes of the document tragety that resulted in heavy combat losses of the 41st Combat Wing's ill planned mission to Oberfaffenhofen, Germany on 24 April 1944. Bennett... More > survived this mission as well as being a sole squadron survivor on a mission to Schweinfurt, on 13 April 1944.< Less
Just An 18 Year Old During World War II (Large Print Paper Back) By Earl Sutherland
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This large print paperback book recalls the experiences, sights, sounds, feelings and emotions felt as the author, drafted in to the Army at age 18, travels from his home town in Pennsylvania through... More > out the United States and to England during 1943-1945. It also chronicles his trip in July 2007 with THE HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK (TM) to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.< Less
Just An 18 Year Old During World War II (Large Print Hardback) By Earl Sutherland
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This large print hard back book recalls the experiences, sights, sounds, feelings and emotions felt as the author, drafted in to the Army at age 18, travels from his home town in Pennsylvania through... More > out the United States and to England during 1943-1945. It also chronicles his trip in July 2007 with THE HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK (TM) to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.< Less
Just An 18 Year Old During World War II (Regular Print Paperback) By Earl Sutherland
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This regular print paperback book recalls the experiences, sights, sounds, feelings and emotions felt as the author, drafted in to the Army at age 18, travels from his home town in Pennsylvania... More > through out the United States and to England during 1943-1945. It also chronicles his trip in July 2007 with THE HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK (TM) to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.< Less
The General's Daughter, Blondie's Boys By Rachel Cody
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After being humiliated by the RAF a talented young aviatrix dresses up like a boy and sneaks into her father's air force where she ends up a navigator on a B-17 bomber. She falls for her captain and... More > must hide her feelings him and try very hard to not get caught by her father.< Less