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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
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
The Lights and the Beautiful Lady By Louis Guenther, Betty Guenther
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Inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942, Louis Guenther requested assignment to the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he was trained as an engineer and top turret gunner for the B-17 heavy bomber. Assigned to... More > the 447th Heavy Bombardment Group in England, he completed several missions before his plane was shot down over Germany. For the remaining fifteen months of the war, he was a POW in Germany and endured a forced march during bitter winter weather as the end of the war approached. This is the story of one soldier's experiences, an intensely personal story of patriotism, faith, and survival.< Less
The Lights and the Beautiful Lady (paperback) By Louis Guenther, Betty Guenther
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Inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942, Louis Guenther requested assignment to the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he was trained as an engineer and top turret gunner for the B-17 heavy bomber. Assigned to... More > the 447th Heavy Bombardment Group in England, he completed several missions before his plane was shot down over Germany. For the remaining fifteen months of the war, he was a POW in Germany and endured a forced march during bitter winter weather as the end of the war approached. Originally self-published in 1985, this is the story of one soldier's experiences, an intensely personal story of patriotism, faith, and survival.< Less