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By Jack R. Myers

In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his studies as a B-17 bombardier in the course of global battle II. Commissioned a moment lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers all started flying missions with the 2d Bomb workforce, U.S. 15th Air strength. He discovered firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed.

Based in Italy, the 15th Air strength flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. much less celebrated than the 8th Air strength, which flew out of britain, the 15th, however, used to be pivotal in dismantling the German commercial complicated. Myers deals an insider’s view of those missions over southern and valuable Europe. The reader is going with him into the hugely uncovered Plexiglas nostril of the Flying fort, flying with him throughout the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him via his Norden bombsight at Axis targets.

On commonplace, a heavy-bomber crewman survived merely 16 bombing missions. Myers survived his dispensed thirty-five missions earlier than being honorably discharged in 1945.

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