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The Resource The mighty eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it, Gerald Astor

The mighty eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it, Gerald Astor

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The mighty eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it
Title
The mighty eighth
Title remainder
the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Astor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Europe has fallen. Pearl Harbor is in flames. Enter: the Eighth. In 1941 the RAF fought a desperate battle of survival against the Luftwaffe over Britain. Then, from across the Atlantic, came a new generation of American pilots, gunners, and bombardiers, a new generation of flying machines called the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Soon these brave young men were hurtling themselves and their unproven planes across the Channel and into the teeth of enemy firepower, raining down bombs on the German military machine, and going up against Hitler's best fliers in the sky. This is the dramatic oral history of the Army Air Corps and the newly created Eighth Air Force stationed in Britain, an army of hard-fighting, hard-playing flying men who suffered more fatalities than the entire U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific campaign of World War II. Here, in their own words, are tales of survival and soul-numbing loss, of soldiers who came together to fight a kind of war that had never been fought before--and win it with their courage and their blood. But the road to victory was paved with sacrifice. From its inaugural mission on July 4, 1942, until V-E Day, the Eighth Air Force lost more men than did the entire United States Marine Corps in all its campaigns in the Pacific. --
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TEFOD
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1926-2007
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Astor, Gerald
Dewey number
940.5/44973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.346
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
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The mighty eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it, Gerald Astor
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698197121
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
34CF9591-8705-432D-AC1D-8EFB08B09879
System control number
  • 2082001
  • (OCoLC)919728857
  • (OCoLC)ocn919728857
  • 2082001
Label
The mighty eighth : the air war in Europe as told by the men who fought it, Gerald Astor
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698197121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
34CF9591-8705-432D-AC1D-8EFB08B09879
System control number
  • 2082001
  • (OCoLC)919728857
  • (OCoLC)ocn919728857
  • 2082001

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