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Flying Fortress

Flying Fortress

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{detailed description}This is a comprehensively documented biography of one of the greatest fighting aeroplanes of all time: the Flying Fortress, America's legendary Iong-range bomber, renowned throughout the world for its strength and destructiveness. To Americans it was, in the words of General Spaatz, "the best bomber we had in the war".
Edward Jablonski tells the story of the Flying Fortress from its initial design stages and problems to the emergence of its successor, the Superfortress. There are vivid accounts of the many individual exploits of the planes and the pilots; of the famous raids on such targets as Regensburg, Marienburg, Munster, Schweinfurt, Dresden and Berlin; of the Fortress in the great battles like D-Day; and of some of the famous groups who flew it, from the mighty Eighth Air Force based in Britain to the less well-known Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. All these aspects and many more of the Fortress's career are presented throughout the book in the context of the strategic and tactical issues of air war.
There are 400 magnificent illustrations, many of them unpublished action pictures. There is a section on the design of the Flying Fortress with a number of detailed cutaway drawings. Printed in miniature are 60 or so pages from the Flying Fortress's Pilot's Manual.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Edward Jablonski
Published by Doubleday 1965 1st edition. 362pp illustrated with b&w photos and cutaway drawings, inex, bibliography. 18x25
{condition}slightly yellowed, otherwise very good, including d/j.
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