B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (part 1)

Combat Aircraft 18
  • Author: Martin Bowman
  • Illustrator: Mark Styling
  • Short code: COM 18
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2000
  • ISBN: 9781841760216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 116
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About this Product

The Boeing B-17 has come to epitomise the American war effort in Europe, the huge four-engined heavy day bomber taking the fight to Germany from the late summer of 1942 through to VE-Day. The primary operator of the Flying Fortress in Western Europe was the 'Mighty Eighth'. This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The evolution of the force is traced through first-hand accounts of those individuals that took part in the action.

Biographical Note

Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF. Mark has illustrated several books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. He has recently switched mediums from airbrush to Mac art, and has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has used to date in Combat Aircraft 18


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