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Osprey's study of the B-17 Flying Fortress Units of World War II (1939-1945). Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having been a part of the Fifteenth Air Force in 1944, author Bill Hess has long been waiting to write a definitive account on 'his air force'.

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Fifteenth Air Force strategic bombers wreaked havoc in southern Europe from November 1943 onwards. This book details the 24 squadrons of B-17s that played such a crucial role in these bombing missions.

Synopsis:

Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as "minor leaguers" by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a "major league" job on axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in 1943. This work covers the Fifteenth Air Force.

About the Author

William Hess is the official historian for the American Fighter Aces Association, and is one of the most highly respected aviation writers of his generation. A B-17 crewman during World War 2, Hess has written over 40 books during his long and distinguished career. This is his third title for Osprey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841765808
Author:
Styling, Mark
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Styling, Mark
Author:
Hess, William
Author:
Styling, Mark
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
B-17 bomber.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey Combat Aircraft
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.82x7.28x.36 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fifteenth Air Force strategic bombers wreaked havoc in southern Europe from November 1943 onwards. This book details the 24 squadrons of B-17s that played such a crucial role in these bombing missions.
"Synopsis" by , Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as "minor leaguers" by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a "major league" job on axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in 1943. This work covers the Fifteenth Air Force.
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