Return to Base
Memoirs of a B-17 Co-pilot, Kimbolton, England, 1943-1944
By (author) Jesse Richard Pitts
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Return to Base by Jesse Richard Pitts
Book DescriptionJesse Richard Pitts was a pilot for the B-17 Flying Fortress in World War Two. In this evocative memoir, Jesse Pitts relates his bombing history and personal experiences, as a B-17 co-pilot and member of 379th bomb group of the 8th air force. Second Lieutenant Pitts along with his crew, flew 25 missions over France and Germany from 1943-44 in the Penny Ante. This moving book tells of the experiences of this 'band of brothers'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752440255
(198mm x 124mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jesse Richard Pitts
Jesse Richard Pitts was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the French Croix de Guerre. After the war he returned to Harvard, received his Ph.D in sociology in 1958, and became a university lecturer and author. He died in 2003 and his last years were devoted to writing Return to Base, which he dedicated to the crew of the Penny Ante.
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