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The Resource Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II, Kevin Wilson

Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II, Kevin Wilson

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Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II
Title
Men of air
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the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
Bomber combat crews faced a wide array of perils as they flew over German territory. Bursts of heavy flak could tear the wings from their planes in a split second. Flaming bullets from German fighter planes could explode their fuel tanks, cut their oxygen supplies, destroy their engines. Thousands of young men were shot, blown up, or thrown from their planes five miles above the earth; and even those who returned faced the subtler dangers of ice and fog as they tried to land their battered aircraft back home. The winter of 1944 was the most dangerous time to be a combat airman in RAF Bomber Command. The chances of surviving a tour were as low as one in five, and morale had finally hit rock bottom. In this comprehensive history of the air war that year, Kevin Wilson describes the most dangerous period of the Battle of Berlin, and the unparalleled losses over Magdeburg, Leipzig and Nuremberg. Men of Air reveals how these ordinary men coped with the extraordinary pressure of flying, the loss of their colleagues, and the threat of death or capture. Brilliantly placing these stories within the context of The Great Escape, D-Day, the defeat of the V1 menace, and more, Wilson shows how the sheer grit and determination of these "Men of Air" finally turned the tide against the Germans
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NjBwBT
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1942-
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Wilson, Kevin
Dewey number
940.54/4941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II, Kevin Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781643130064
Lccn
bl2019002236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • bl2019002236
  • 676082
Label
Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of bomber command in World War II, Kevin Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781643130064
Lccn
bl2019002236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • bl2019002236
  • 676082

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