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EIGHTH AIR FORCE BOMBER STORIES : A NEW SELECTION

McLachlan, Ian

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ISBN 10: 0750933607 / ISBN 13: 9780750933605
Editorial: SUTTON PUBLISHING, UK, 2004
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Título: EIGHTH AIR FORCE BOMBER STORIES : A NEW ...

Editorial: SUTTON PUBLISHING, UK

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: HARDCOVER

Edición: First Edition.

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Aviation authority Ian McLachlan has researched official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of compelling stories of the US Eighth Air Force, based in Great Britain during the Second World War. Each 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. Decades later, the author helps discover debris from the lost bomber and recreates its final flight; and 'Buchenwald' - a powerful account relating the little-known facts about US airmen incarcerated in Hitler's infamous death camp.

About the Author:

Ian McLachlan is an authority on the history of the wartime USAAF and is the author of Final Flights (1989), Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories (1991), Night of the Intruders (1994), USAAF Fighter Stories (1997), Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection (2004) and USAAF Fighter Stories: A New Selection (2005). He lives in Beccles, Suffolk.

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