Gives the reader a firsthand look at war from inside a B-17 bomber in World War II
Focuses on the 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force and includes missions to the Schweinfurt ball-bearing plant and Berlin
One of the first accounts of being shot down over Sweden
The Savage Sky is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial combat while still staying firmly planted on the ground. The writing is vivid and intimate, describing the bitter cold at high altitudes, gut-wrenching fear, lethal shrapnel from flak, and German fighters darting through the bomber formation like feeding sharks.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Subgenre: General, Modern / 20th Century, Military / World War II