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Very Good in Very Good jacket. Jacket has minor shelf wear, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. n this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration-and terror-of being shot at and missed. Based in Italy, the Fifteenth Air Force flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. Less celebrated than the Eighth Air Force, which flew out of England, the Fifteenth, nevertheless, was pivotal in dismantling the German industrial complex. Myers offers an insider's view of these missions over southern and central Europe. The reader goes with him into the highly exposed Plexiglas nose of the Flying Fortress, flying with him through the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him through his Norden bombsight at Axis targets. On average, a heavy-bomber crewman survived only sixteen bombing missions. Myers survived his allotted thirty-five missions before being honorably discharged in 1945.
Pub by University of Oklahoma Press, 2004. Hardcover w/dustjacket. Long inscription by author to fellow bomardier. Birthday well wishes on title page otherwise clean and tight. Fine book in Near Fine DJ. ISBN: 0-8061-3619-7.
Fine in fine dust jacket. U of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 2004. 2nd Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 309pgs. SIGNED, INSCRIBED by Author on Title Page. DJ lightly rubbed, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. ISBN 0806136197 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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