Sweatin' Out the Mission: 8th Air Force Ground Support in World War Two

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For every bomber with ten crew members, it took a further 30 people on the ground to get it into and keep it in the air, and that was just engineering and ground crew. A multitude of other support staff were required to run every base, meaning around 70 per cent of USAAF service personnel were based on the ground. Where combat crews would finish missions and return home quickly, ground crews were there for the long haul. It was these workers who formed the strongest links with the British people and their work ranged from ...

Sweatin' Out the Mission: 8th Air Force Ground Support in World War Two 2010, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752457086

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