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Europe Has Fallen Pearl Harbor Is In Flames Enter The EighthInThe 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 BFlying Fortress, The BLiberator, The PThunderbolt, And The PMustang 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 SkyThis 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 Fatalities Than The Entire US 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 BloodBut The Road To Victory Was Paved With Sacrifice From Its Inaugural Mission On July , , Until V E Day, The Eighth Air Force Lost Men Than Did The Entire United States Marine Corps In All Its Campaigns In The Pacific The Mighty Eighth Chronicles The Testimony Of The Pilots, Bombardiers, Navigators, And Gunners Who Daily Put Their Lives On The Line Their Harrowing Accounts Recall The Excitement And Terror Of Dogfights Against Nazi Aces, Maneuvering Explosive Laden Aircraft Through Deadly Flak Barrages, And Fending Off Waves Of Enemy Fighters While Coping With Subzero TemperaturesBeginning With The Opening Salvos From A Mere Dozen Planes, Crewmen Describe The Raids On Berlin And Dresden, The Fiasco At Ploesti, Romania, And Black Thursday Over Schweinfurt They Fell To The Terror Of Seeing Aircraft Destroyed Helplessly Watching As Comrades Crash And Burn, Or Parachute Over Enemy Territory, Where They Will Attempt To Evade Enemy Capture Through The Underground Others Tell Of Mourning Downed Airmen Murdered By Vengeful Citizens And Soldiers, And Of Those Who Endured Captivity In POW Camps Excellent book Had a lot of fun listening to it. I have been a keen fan of Gerald Astor since I first read his book Operation Iceberg Up until that time I was not keen on oral histories but this author has changed my mind in regard to this style of history In this book he once again produces an excellent and moving account of the strains, experiences and horrors that men bear in wartime This book covers the American daylight effort in the airwar over Europe which was just as horrific as that of the British Commonwealth nightime efforts At times when I read this book I could picture the spinning and burning B 17 s and B 24 s going down and I think that this is a timely book to remind us of the young men who went down with those planes on behalf of their family, friends and country The book offers a good overview of the terrible battles over Europe and also covers the efforts of the fighter pilots and ground crew Enjoyable and sad Enlightening I learned a lot I didn t know about WWII Liked it2nd time around. Courageous Men Who Faced Death Almost Daily, But Still Went UpGood editing of a large number of memoirs and remembrances to put together a pretty good narrative of the horrors of trying to bomb the Nazis into submission The effort proved the Billy Mitchell theory wrong It also took boots on the ground to ultimately be the Germans Unfortunately a great many lives were lost before this was realized by the Generals in charge Tremendous courage was shown by the vast majority of the aircrew from 1943 through 1945 It s too bad that General Eaker and others underestimated the ability of the German fighters and the flak gunners on the 88s for so long This cost the Eighth Air Force dearly in the early years In fact it almost destroyed it as an effective fighting force.