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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (Part 1)

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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (Part 1)

By Martin Bowman; Mark Styling (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841760216, 116pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2000

Description
The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe during World War II (1939-1945), the huge four-engined heavy day bomber taking the fight to Germany from the late summer of 1942 through to VE-Day. The primary operator of the Flying Fortress in Western Europe was the 'Mighty Eighth'. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The evolution of the force is traced through first-hand accounts of those individuals that took part in the action.


About the Author
Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.