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Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II

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The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II.


The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument in February—targeting German aircraft production plants—to bringing the Luftwaffe to battle over Berlin, the combined US Air Fo
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Kindle Edition, 560 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Pegasus Books
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" Blood and Fears" is a history of the Mighty 8th Air Force based in England during WWII. The book does not cover the entire war years, but only form the winter of 1944, when the 8th. began massive deep penetration raids into Germany to the spring of 1945 and the end of hostilities.
It is not a military history of strategy and tactics. There is some of that, just enough for the reader to understand the mission of the USAAF in Europe. Mostly it is about the men, those young pilots and gunners and
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