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"jump, Damn It, Jump!": Memoir of a Downed B-17 Pilot in World War II
Soon after the United States entered World War II, American ground and air forces were on their way to the European theater of operations. Among that offensive buildup was the 15th Air Force, consisting of four-engine heavy bombers--the B-17 and B-24--as well as twin-engine medium bombers and several types of fighter aircraft. The 15th was first stationed in North Africa a ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published August 18th 2006 by McFarland & Company
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My personal connection to this subject matter arose from my great-uncle's experiences as a flight engineer/top turret gunner in the 8th Air Force, and his brief memoir relating his story. Since reading his account of enduring the hardships of being held as a POW by the Germans, I have immersed myself in the history of the strategic air campaign over Europe during WWII, reading every book about the subject that comes my way. This book provides a new perspective that I haven't encountered yet.
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