B-17 Flying Fortress

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David Isby reveals what it was like to fly and fight in the B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II. From 1942-45 the USAAF conducted daylight bombing raids against Germany. Book very rich in illustrations.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features Dust jacket
Condition Very Good
Number of pages 96
Published date 1999
Languages English
Collection / Series Jane's at the Controls
Size 20 x 27 x 1 cm
Author David C. Isby
Editor Collins, HarperCollins

Description

David Isby reveals what it was like to fly and fight in the B -17 Flying Fortress during World War II. From 1942 - 45 the USAAF conducted daylight bombing raids against Germany. The opposition grew increasingly powerful, as the majority of Luftwaffe aircraft were deployed in the defence of the Reich.

What was it like to fly ten hour missions over occupied Europe ? What were your chances of surviving a complete tour of operations ? And how did you nurse a damaged bomber back across the North Sea ? ...

Book very rich in illustrations.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
David C. Isby

David C Isby is a Washington-based attorney and defense consultant. He has worked as a staff member in the US congress and provided policy support for US arms control negotiations. Special correspondent for Jane's Intelligence Review, he has written fourteen books and over 200 articles. An experienced pilot, he has designed several air combat simulations, including the award-winning Air War.


He has lectured at many staff colleges including National Defense University, US Army War College, US Army Command and General Staff College, Air Command & Staff College, US Marine Corps Command and General Staff College, Naval Postgraduate School, and other institutions.

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