Synopses & Reviews
The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe during World War II (1939-1945), the huge four-engined heavy day bomber taking the fight to Germany from the late summer of 1942 through to VE-Day. The primary operator of the Flying Fortress in Western Europe was the 'Mighty Eighth'. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The evolution of the force is traced through first-hand accounts of those individuals that took part in the action.
Operated primarily by the "Mighty Eighth", the "Flying Fortress" has come to epitomize the American war effort in Europe. This is the first of two volumes to deal exclusively with the "Mighty Eighth", and the evolution of the force is traced through first hand accounts of those individuals who took part in the action. This volume features period images of aircraft and air crews, as well as 30 new artworks showing aircraft from each of the air groups within the First Air Division.
With archival photographs and 1/96 scale drawings, this volume describes the American B-17 Flying Fortress day bomber units. The detailed text includes crews explaining their experiences in battle during the massive daylight bombing raids on Germany.
About the Author
Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.