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No. 18 B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

No. 18 B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

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{detailed description}The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe, the 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', who controlled no fewer than 27 bomb groups for much of the war. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the Eighth Air Force's B-17 units, covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the 1st 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, whilst the volume itself is illustrated with period images of aircraft and aircrews. Finally, 40 newly-originated artworks featuring aircraft from each of the air groups within the 1st Air Division, three pages of colour nose-art and scale drawings complete this book.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Martin Bowman
published by Osprey 2000 1st edn. 112pp profusely illustrated with b&w photos, scale drawings and colour artwork, appendices, 18x25 card covers
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