Blood And Fears: How America's Bomber Boys Of The 8th Air Force Saved World War II
by Kevin Wilson
- World War II
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At war with “The Mighty Eighth”
The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. Day after day, the American bomber boys watched their comrades burn to death in blazing bombers or sink with their crippled aircraft into the freezing North Sea. But by the following spring they had destroyed the Nazis’ fighting spirit and saw Germany broken in two.
In this authoritative history, Kevin Wilson charts the 8th’s legendary exploits—but he also portrays the Women's Army Corps and Red Cross girls who served with them, and unflinchingly recounts the devastating impact of the bombing on German civilians.
Drawing on a wealth of firsthand accounts from diaries, letters, and Wilson’s personal audio recordings, here is an unforgettable panorama of humanity, heartbreak, and heroism.
“Kevin Wilson has gathered together a treasure trove of unique stories from an incredible range of sources. Tense, thrilling and often tragic, his book brings to vivid life the everyday heroism of the American bomber boys.”—Keith Lowe, bestselling author of Savage Continent
About the Author
Kevin Wilson is a journalist who has worked on such British national newspapers as the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He is the author of the Bomber War trilogy, which includes Bomber Boys: The RAF Offensive of 1943, Men of Air: The Doomed Youth of Bomber Command, and Journey’s End: Bomber Command’s Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 7, 2017|