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Description - With Wings As Eagles by Philip Kaplan

Beginning in 1942, the Eighth Air Force began a precision bombing raid offensive deep into Nazi Germany, embarking from bases in rural England. Nearly 350,000 Americans were transplanted to English soil, joining their British colleagues for this joint Allied offensive. For many it was a period of great risk, and arguably the greatest adventure of their lives.

With Wings As Eagles

celebrates the heroics of these pilots and their missions. A lavishly illustrated, full-color, hardcover original, the narrative is the result of the author's exclusive interviews with many of the pilots and crew, as well as research from contemporary diaries, journals, and scrapbooks. Readers relive the nostalgia and vivid reminiscences - of days of seemingly endless boredom and fatigue, the loneliness of soaring in an aluminum cocoon four miles over an intended target, and a surprising account of parachuting onto German soil and being captured by women and children.

With Wings As Eagles

relives the drama and history of an heroic era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781510705104
ISBN-10: 1510705104
Format: Hardback
(267mm x 216mm x 30mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philip Kaplan

Philip Kaplan, formerly an art director with Playboy, Atlanta, and Architectural Digest magazines, has written, coauthored and designed thirty-eight books, including The Bird Farm, Silent Service, and The Bomber Aircrew Experience. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

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