FLYING FORTRESS : The illustrated Biography of the B - 17's and the Men Who Flew Them

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This beautiful book, which contains many photographs and educational illustrations, will tell you about the B - 17's ( known as " Flying Fortress " ) and the men who flew them.

Caractéristiques

Format 27 x 19 x 3 cm
Nbr. de pages 362
Finition Reliure collée
Particularités Jaquette légèrement abîmée
Année d’édition 1965
Langue Anglais
Etat du livre Très bon état
Auteur Edward Jablonski
Editeur Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Description

The Boeing B - 17 was more than a plane - and its story, and that of its crews - is more than history. It is drama, romance, adventure, tragedy and folklore set against the panorama of the greatest war in history. To the men who flew in the B - 17, and particularly to those who feel they owe their lives to this majestic aircraft, it was more than a metal monster with four engines and a hundred - foot wing. The B - 17 was almost human - the Queen of the Bombers, the Big Bird, a Glory Wagon, affectionately named " Rosie's Riveters ", " Memphis Belle ", " Swoose ", " Suzy - Q ", " Hell's Angels " - names which during the bittersweet years of war became as celebrated as the men who fought in them.

( ... ) Flying Fortress traces the story of the development of the B - 17, how it nearly died in infancy, and how it grew to change the concept of war. The story is told in human terms relating how the Boeing Company gambled on a dream, how inter - service rivalries, political pressures, personality clashes, and the tragic death of test pilot Leslie Tower in the first prototype might have ended the whole project. The enormous contribution of the plane is best summarized by General Carl A. Spaatz who has said :
  • " Without the B - 17, we might have lost the war ". ( ... )
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Edward Jablonski

Edward Jablonski ( March 1st, 1922 - February 10th, 2004 ) was a Polish - American author of several biographies on American cultural personalities ( such as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Alan Jay Lerner and Irving Berlin ) as well as books on aviation history, such as Ladybirds : Women in Aviation ( 1968 ), Flying Fortress ( 1968 ) and Double Strike : the Epic Air Raids on Regensburg - Schweinfurt, August 17th, 1943 ( 1974 ).  


( source : Wikipedia )

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