Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories
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By (author) Ian McLachlan
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Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories by Ian McLachlan
Book DescriptionEach chapter looks at a particular incident or theme, including: 'Jerks Berserks' - newly discovered crew pictures and additional evidence relating to the loss at sea of an American bomber crew; 'Adrift and helpless' - were they murdered by a vengeful German U-boat crew? 'Skipper an' the Kids' - a B-17 on a whisky run to Scotland vanishes; 'Buchenwald' - a powerful account relating the little-known facts about US airmen incarcerated in Hitler's infamous death camp; 'The Innocent Sky' - rescuers risking their lives perish in a vast explosion; and 'Don't worry folks, I'm happy and fine' - a last hasty letter penned on the hardstand prior to take-off, words that echoed for generations in an American family.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750933605
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian McLachlan
Flights Into History, Paperback (July 2010)
In reconstructing long-forgotten wartime events, often from buried wreckage, eyewitness accounts and contemporary documentation, aviation archaeologists can bring recognition to the individual flyers involved and shed new light on the air war over Britain and Europe during the Second World War.
USAAF Fighter Stories, Hardback (May 2005)» View all books by Ian McLachlan
Ian McLachlan has spent many years researching a brand new collection of US Army Air Force fighter stories of World War II. He has trawled official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of stories of the USAAF's fighter squadrons at war.
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Author Biography - Ian McLachlan
Ian McLachlan is an authority on the history of the wartime USAAF in his native East Anglia. He is the author of Final Flights(1989), 8th Air Force Bomber Stories(1991), Night of the Intruders(1994) and USAAF Fighter Stories(1997). Ian lives in Beccles, Sufolk.
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