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The Resource Blood and fears : how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II, Kevin Wilson

Blood and fears : how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II, Kevin Wilson

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Blood and fears : how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II
Title
Blood and fears
Title remainder
how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Wilson
Title variation
  • How America's bomber boys and girls in England won their war
  • Blood and fears
Title variation remainder
how Americas bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument in February--targeting German aircraft production plants--to bringing the Luftwaffe to battle over Berlin, the combined US Air Force - Royal Air Force forces' round-the clock campaign bottled up the German army in Normandy. Day after day, the American bomber boys watched their comrades burn to death in blazing bombers, or observed their comrades being thrown out of exploding aircraft without parachutes and sink with their crippled aircraft in the freezing North Sea. But by the following spring they had destroyed the Nazi's fighting spirit and saw Germany broken in two. In this authoritative history, Kevin Wilson reveals the blood and heroism of the 8th Air Force. At the same time, he opens up the lives of the Women's Army Corps and Red Cross girls who served in England with them and feared for the men in the skies, and he hasn't flinched from recounting the devastation of bombing or the testimony of shocked German civilians. Drawing on first-hand accounts from diaries, letters, and his personal audio recordings, the author has brought to life the ebullient Americans' interaction with their British counterparts, unveiling stories of humanity and heartbreak. Thanks to America's bomber boys and girls, the tide of World War II shifted forever
Summary
Describes the heroism of the US 8th Air Force during World War II, from Operation Argument, which targeted German airplane production plants, to battling the Luftwaffe over Berlin and finally to their joint effort with the Royal Air Force in Normandy
Writing style
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10552549
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1942-
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Wilson, Kevin
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.22 8th
LC item number
.W555 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II
Label
Blood and fears : how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II, Kevin Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Winter. 'He had us dead to rights' ; 'Things are going to be tough from now on' ; 'A gasp of surprise and dread' ; 'What are those fools trying to do, kill all of us' -- Spring. 'Hiya Baby! Lovely day, isn't it?' ; 'Up and down the streets people jeered and spat at me' -- Summer. 'Invasion! No longer just a gleam in the General's eye' ; 'An Me 109 came at me head on. I was terrified' ; 'Couldn't sleep. Kept seeing ships exploding' ; 'Some were blazing and some were blown to bits' ; 'All hell broke loose' -- Autumn. 'Bodies were scattered all over the area' ; 'The greatest air battle of this war' -- Winter. 'I bet our lives' ; 'So cold tears came into my eyes' ; 'The birds were really flying. What a sight!' ; 'Sitting off my wings was an Me 109' -- Spring. 'Let the English celebrate' ; 'I can't get away from the things I've seen'
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 541 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925853
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925853
  • 526586
Label
Blood and fears : how America's bomber boys of the 8th Air Force saved World War II, Kevin Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Winter. 'He had us dead to rights' ; 'Things are going to be tough from now on' ; 'A gasp of surprise and dread' ; 'What are those fools trying to do, kill all of us' -- Spring. 'Hiya Baby! Lovely day, isn't it?' ; 'Up and down the streets people jeered and spat at me' -- Summer. 'Invasion! No longer just a gleam in the General's eye' ; 'An Me 109 came at me head on. I was terrified' ; 'Couldn't sleep. Kept seeing ships exploding' ; 'Some were blazing and some were blown to bits' ; 'All hell broke loose' -- Autumn. 'Bodies were scattered all over the area' ; 'The greatest air battle of this war' -- Winter. 'I bet our lives' ; 'So cold tears came into my eyes' ; 'The birds were really flying. What a sight!' ; 'Sitting off my wings was an Me 109' -- Spring. 'Let the English celebrate' ; 'I can't get away from the things I've seen'
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 541 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925853
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925853
  • 526586

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