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Titre : Bloody Skies: a 15th AAF B-17 Crew: How They...
Éditeur : Yucca Tree Press, Las Cruces, NM
Date d'édition : 1993
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
Xxii, , 424 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first printing. Signed by both McGuire and Hadley. From the DJ: "Much has been written about the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II, but the contributions of each aircrew member to that effort have been largely neglected. Also, the importance of the unity of the crew has not been sufficiently emphasized. BLOODY SKIES is the story of a Fifteenth Air Force, Second Bomb Group (H) , Twentieth Squadron, B-17 crew that often flew the notorious "Old Flak Holes," and how they learned to respect and trust each other. Training made them cohesive, crisis and tragedy bonded them. They arrived at Amendola, Italy, on the day their entire squadron, the Twentieth, and others of the Second Bomb Group, had been wiped out by the Luftwaffe. That legacy was their introduction to war. Through McGuuire and Hadley the reader will watch these enthusiastic, bright-eyed, cocky boys lose that brightness and confidence. When fatigue and weariness became so overpowering and seem to go deep into the bones, it is only their pride in themselves, their crew, and their country that keeps them returning to the skies to face another day of that dreaded flak and German fighters." ; Signed by All Authors. N° de réf. du libraire 33557
Critique: Laugh and cry with McGuire and his crew mates. 'Lady Luck' was the llth member of this crew until the day she deserted them. Bloody Skies captures the humor, tragedy, and ordinariness of life on a B-17 combat air crew flying out of Italy in the latter days of World War II.
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