1st Eng. ed., 1981. 258 pp., 15 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Spine of d.j. a little sunned o/w FINE. In August 1943 a group of American airmen flying the famous B-17 Flying Fortress were told to embark on a raid that would obliterate the installations on which all German industry depended. Their targets were the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt. The author took part in the Schweinfurt Raids and draws on his own experiences in this fascinatingly vivid book. He also turns to archives and interviews to examine who really won and who lost this terrifying raid.