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Description - Hit The Target by Bill Yenne

From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, come the stirring true story of the Eight Air Force in World War 11.

Barely a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, The US Army formed its Eight Air Force, the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing, with the goal of defeating the Third Reich from the air. The men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood.

Hit the Target introduces readers to those who made the Eighth Air Force the formidable juggernaut it soon became. Men of all ranks, from General Tooey Spaatz, the hard-driving founding commander, to Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the hero who led the first air raid on Japan, to Maynard "Snuffy" Smith, the irascible first airman in Europe to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The story of the Mighty Eighth is told through these men, whose careers paralleled the early history of aviation and who helped to revolutionize airborne warfare and win World War 11.

Includes Photos

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780425274187
ISBN-10: 0425274187
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 151mm x mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Yenne

Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books, especially on aviation and military history, including Big Week and Aces High. He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

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