Item #405873 The mighty Eighth : units, men and machines (a history of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force) / Roger A. Freeman; with colour drawings by John B. Rabbets. Roger A. . Rabbets Freeman, John B., Roger Anthony, 1928-.

The mighty Eighth : units, men and machines (a history of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force) / Roger A. Freeman; with colour drawings by John B. Rabbets

1970, 1st edition. London : Military Book Society. Near fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #405873

Physical description; 311 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 29 cm. Notes; Includes index. Contents; A winged Flight -- "Damned Eager" -- The Pioneers -- The "Circus" and the "Eightballs" -- Fledgeleing Fighters -- Second Wind -- Martin's Maligned Madame -- Blitz Week -- The Mounting Cost -- The Babies -- Summer Fortunes of the Liberators -- "Little Friends" -- Build Up to Big Week -- Big B -- In the Air, On the Ground -- Assembling for Action -- Flak Fortissimo -- May-Day to D-Day -- Fighters Crescendo -- Cloak and Dagger, Rockets and Jets -- Fighter Shield: Neptune and Frantic -- The Sky was Never Still -- Jet Menace -- Focus Cats -- Eventful Yuletide -- Clarion -- The Hunters -- The Cow is Killed -- Diminuendo -- Conclusions -- Unit reference histories -- Awards -- Fighter aces -- Eighth Air Force commanders -- Command and divisional generals -- Aircraft camouflage and markings. Subjects; United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th. Air Force, 8th History. World War (1939-1945). 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Western Front. Military operations, Aerial American. Regimental histories. Service Aviation - World War II. Service Aviation - Foreign Air Forces.

Price: €35.00