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Mighty Eighth : The Air War in Europe As Told by the Men Who Fought It (Reprint) (Paperback) (Gerald

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In the skies of World War II Europe, the Eighth Air Force was a defining factor in turning the tide against the ******. In these gripping oral histories, the sacrifice, savagery, and supremacy of the Mighty Eighth” is described by those who experienced it...and survived it.At the outbreak of World War II, America was woefully unprepared for a fight, though Europe was already years into the battle. Soon, though, America’s war machine was rolling out pilots, engineers, planes, and materials in astounding numbers. It was called the Eighth Air Forceand it would hit the ****** juggernaut like a lightning bolt.Launching a then-groundbreaking campaign of daylight bombing runs, the men of the Eighth would suffer more casualties than the entire Marine Corps in the Pacific theater. But they would also prove to be the most effective weapon against the enemy, taking out strategic targets such as munitions plants and factories that were vital to the German war effort and grinding them to a halt. InThe Mighty Eighth, the men who fought in the greatest air war in human history tell their stories of courage and camaraderie as only those who were there can tell them.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 493
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Military / Aviation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Gerald Astor
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 17467689
UPC: 9780425281574
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-0144
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