Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection

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Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection

By Ian McLachlan 

First Edition 2004 English Language Ex Libris  plastic covered which is a little scruffy in places, but the book underneath is in excellent condition. Unmarked and has many illustrations so perfect for any re-enactment group. 

Synopsis
Aviation authority Ian McLachlan has researched official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of compelling stories of the US Eighth Air Force, based in Great Britain during the Second World War.

Each chapter looks at a particular incident or theme, including: 'Jerks Berserks' - newly discovered crew pictures and additional evidence relating to the loss at sea of an American bomber crew. Adrift and helpless, 'Skipper an' the Kids' - a B-17 on a whisky run to Scotland vanishes. Decades later, the author helps discover debris from the lost bomber and recreates its final flight.

Author Biography

Ian McLachlan is an authority on the history of the wartime USAAF in his native East Anglia. He is the author of Final Flights(1989), 8th Air Force Bomber Stories(1991), Night of the Intruders(1994) and USAAF Fighter Stories(1997). Ian lives in Beccles, Sufolk.