By Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Gregory Fremont-Barnes examines the lives of the yank Bomber Crewmen of the 8th Air strength, "The strong Eighth", who crewed, maintained and repaired the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators that flew from the airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk and different counties of britain in the course of global warfare II (1939-1945). He highlights the actual and mental pressure put on those courageous males. lengthy bombing missions known as for brute energy to manage the airplane and impressive persistence to fly for hours at 20,000 ft at temperatures less than freezing in unheated, unpressurized cabins. Then there have been Luftwaffe combatants and anti-aircraft fireplace to cope with and it required exceptional ability and a few success to come back from a venture unscathed. This booklet is a becoming tribute to those usually uncelebrated heroes who took the struggle deep into the 3rd Reich, in addition to a desirable historic account of the reviews they went via.