R003778 "32 CO PILOTS."

A large 20.5cm x 25.5cm softcover book written by Charles Bastien. Copyright 2004. With a primary wartime goal to weaken the enemy through strategic bombing key assets, the England based 8th Air Force, nevertheless, flew tactical missions against troop concentrations as well as bridges, rail lines and canals to interdict supply. With the Allies in France after D-Day, the 8th flew low-level missions to re-supply paratroops dropped behind enemy lines, to supply our own troops on the Continent with fuel, munitions and supplies, and, the local populace with food. The story includes over 100 photos, charts, etc. plus the names of over 700 men and women involved, many of whom tell their own personal tales of accomplishment to defeat the enemy, to keep the planes flying or to just survive, plus, interesting sketches of life both on and off the base in wartime England, Ireland and Scotland.

GRADE ****3/4                             PRICE $15.00

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