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The bomber boys heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II by Travis L. Ayres

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Published by NAL Caliber in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Biography,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American,
  • B-17 bomber,
  • Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography,
  • Heroes -- United States -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTravis L. Ayres.
GenrePersonal narratives, American, Biography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD790.2 .A97 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23229814M
ISBN 100451228715
ISBN 109780451228710
LC Control Number2009018878
OCLC/WorldCa311777356

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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Bomber Boys. True tales of heroism and the men who fought and died in the skies of World War II Europe. In World War II, there were many ways to die. But nothing offered more fatal choices than being inside a B bomber above Nazi-occupied Europe/5. The bomber crews were an elite group of warriors who were a microcosm of America -- white America, anyway. (African-Americans could not serve in the Eighth Air Force except in a support capacity.) The actor Jimmy Stewart was a bomber boy, and so was the "King of Hollywood," Clark Gable.4/5.   'Bomber Boys' brilliantly restores these men to their rightful place in our consciousness. About the Author Patrick Bishop is a senior correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and author of ‘The Irish Empire’; with Eamonn Mallie, the acclaimed book ‘The Provisional IRA’, and /5(47).

About The Bomber Boys. True tales of heroism and the men who fought and died in the skies of World War II Europe. In World War II, there were all too many ways for a fighting man to die. But no theater of operations offered more fatal choices than the skies above Nazi-occupied Europe. About the Author. While working as a morning radio host, Travis L. Ayres met World War II veteran airman Anthony Teta and was moved by his story. He went on write The Bomber Boys: True Stories of B Airmen. Ayres divides his time among New Jersey, Arkansas, and Louisiana/5().   ‎In ‘Fighter Boys’ Patrick Bishop brought to life the pilots who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes in the summer of Their skill and bravery decided the Battle of Britain, which saved the nation from invasion and created the conditions for Hitler's defeat. In ‘Bomber Boys’ he tells a diff /5(8).   Bomber book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ONE IN FIVE NEVER boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream 4/5.