A remarkable first-person account of Dale Aldrich, a World War II B-17 ball turret (belly) gunner who flew missions over occupied-Europe and Germany, was shot down and captured, and ultimately interned in a Nazi POW camp for over a year. This is a gripping story, full of bravery, humanity, and plain American humor describing the belly gunner's total war experience from draft day to war's end. Through the use of side notes, coinciding dates, and an extensive timeline, the author has developed a unique way of relating the ...

Belly Gunner 2001, Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

ISBN-13: 9780761318736