US 8TH AIR FORCE IN EUROPE – VOLUME 1 : EAGER EAGLES : 1941 – SUMMER 1943. VOLUME 2 : THE EAGLE SPREADS IT’S WINGS : BLITZ WEEK, BLACK THURSDAY, BLOOD & OIL .

Bowman, Martin W.


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Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2 vols., 1st eds., 2012. Vol. 1 : 208 pp. Vol. 2 : 266 pp. Both Vols. : Photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Using narrative accounts and new insights this book catalogues the dramatic and first-hand oral testimonies of the US Army Air Corps’ bomber crews of the newly created Eighth Air Force that became stationed in East Anglia in 1942. It is the story of the American’s first encounters with the Luftwaffe, heavy Nazi air defences and the wartime strictures that Britain had already endured for three years. These are their memories in 2 Volumes.


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