Men Of Air: The Courage And Sacrifice Of Bomber Command In World War II
by Kevin Wilson
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, World War II
At war with the bomber boys
Bomber combat crews faced a wide array of perils as they flew over German territory. Thousands of young men were shot, blown up, or thrown from their planes, and those who returned faced the dangers of ice and fog as they tried to land their battered aircraft. The winter of 1944 was the most dangerous time to be a combat airman in RAF Bomber Command. The chances of surviving a tour were as low as one in five, and morale had hit rock bottom. In this comprehensive history Kevin Wilson dramatically charts the air war that year.
Men of Air reveals how these ordinary men coped with the extraordinary pressures they faced every day through sheer grit and determination—and how they finally turned the tide against the Germans.
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|Release Date:||February 5, 2019|