Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force (Hardcover)
A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series #13)
University of North Texas Press, 9781574417319, 336pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2018
The 15th Air Force generally has been overshadowed by works on the 8th Air Force based in England. Faulkner’s memoir helps fill an important void by providing a first-hand account of a pilot and his crew during the waning months of the war, as well as a description of his experiences before his military service. David L. Snead has edited the memoir and provided annotations and corroboration for the various missions.
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Praise For Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series #13)…
“The overwhelming majority of reminiscences by bomber aircrew are about 8th Air Force, so this work is refreshing. It is very readable, engaging, and educational. The author is candid about the physical and psychological toll that his Switzerland internment caused him for many years.”—Robert S. Ehlers Jr., author of The Mediterranean Air War and Targeting the Third Reich
“David Snead adroitly lends a delicate editorial touch to provide context for Tom Faulkner’s gripping memoir of flying B-24 Liberators over German targets during the last years of World War II. From his first combat sortie to his internment in Switzerland, Faulkner’s missions combined equal parts courage, skill, and luck—a compelling story that puts the reader in the pilot’s seat amid flak and fighters, told with passion and candor by one of the ‘Greatest Generation.’” —Dr. Robert S. Hopkins III, author of Spyflights and Overflights: US Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance, 1945-1960