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War PDFEPUB or the line Their harrowing accounts recall the excitement and terror of dogfights against Nazi aces maneuvering explosive laden aircraft through deadly flak barrages and fending off waves of enemy fighters while coping with subzero temperaturesBeginning with the opening salvos from a mere dozen planes crewmen describe the raids on Berlin and Dresden the fiasco at Ploesti Romania and Black Thursday over Schweinfurt They fell to the terror of seeing aircraft destroyed helplessly watching as comrades crash and burn or parachute over enemy territory where they will attempt to evade enemy capture through the underground Others tell of mourning downed airmen murdered by vengeful citizens and soldiers and of those who endured captivity in POW camp. This was a good book providing a ground or air level account of the 8th The author recounted many 8th member personal accounts of the war and their missions Fully capturing the emotion of the men who flew I would have given the book 5 stars had the author contextualized those account a bit with the strategic implications of the losses missions and accomplishments of the 8th

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The Mighty Eighth The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought ItAn army of hard fighting hard playing flying men who suffered fatalities than the entire US Marine Corps in the Pacific campaign of World War II Here in their own words are tales of survival and soul numbing loss of soldiers Mighty Eighth The Epub #222 who came together to fight a kind of war that had never been fought before and win it with their courage and their bloodBut the road to victory was paved with sacrifice From its inaugural mission on Julyuntil V E Day the Eighth Air Force lost men than did the entire United States Marine Corps in all its campaigns in the Pacific The Mighty Eighth chronicles the testimony of the pilots bombardiers navigators and gunners who daily put Mighty Eighth The Air War PDFEPUB or their lives on Mighty Eighth The Air. Courageous Men Who Faced Death Almost Daily But Still Went UpGood editing of a large number of memoirs and remembrances to put together a pretty good narrative of the horrors of trying to bomb the Nazis into submission The effort proved the Billy Mitchell theory wrong It also took boots on the ground to ultimately be the Germans Unfortunately a great many lives were lost before this was realized by the Generals in charge Tremendous courage was shown by the vast majority of the aircrew from 1943 through 1945 It's too bad that General Eaker and others underestimated the ability of the German fighters and the flak gunners on the 88s for so long This cost the Eighth Air Force dearly in the early years In fact it almost destroyed it as an effective fighting force