B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

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Osprey's study of the B-17 Flying Fortress Units of World War II (1939-1945). Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having been a part of the Fifteenth Air Force in 1944, author Bill Hess has long been waiting to write a definitive account on 'his air force'.

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Published Jan 25 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841765808
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 79 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 38
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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