BLOOD AND FEARS


BLOOD AND FEARS

KEVIN WILSON    Book Number: 88005    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'How America's Bomber Boys and Girls In England Won Their War' here is an all-guns-blazing history of the US Army Air Forces covering everything from Glenn Miller dances and gifts of silk stockings to nerve-wracking daylight raids over Germany. The US 8th Air Force came of age in England in 1944, from Big Week in February to bring in the Luftwaffe to battle over Berlin. Day after day, the American bomber boys were subjected to horror in the skies, but by the following spring they had destroyed the Nazi fighter arm and seen Germany broken in two. In this comprehensive history, Kevin Wilson allows the youngsters of the 8th to tell their stories of blood and heroism in their own words and reveals the lives of the Women's Army Corps and Red Cross girls who served alongside them. This is polished storytelling inspired from diaries, letters and interviews of life in Europe both on and off the battlefields for the American servicemen - the overpaid, over sexed, and over here. It abounds with arresting detail such as the widespread use of Benzedrine to fight tiredness, the frustrating performance of the electric suits designed to keep flyers warm at 20,000 feet, and the role of sheer luck in determining who lived or died and the shockingly high risk of collision. 451pp in paperback, 16 pages of archive b/w photos.
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ISBN 9781474601634
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