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By Day and By Night: The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

By Day and By Night: The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

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By Day and By Night: The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

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73 pagine
20 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jul 22, 2015
ISBN:
9781910816288
Formato:
Libro

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The third book in the series tells the amazing story of America’s B-17, the Flying Fortress, and Britain’s Lancaster Bomber, the most renowned bombers of World War II.
The B-17s of the 'Mighty Eighth', with its robust unique design, took flight across Europe in broad daylight, at the expense of horrendous losses of men and aircraft. Star of the B-17 section was the Memphis Belle, the first UK-based B-17 to successfully complete 25 missions and return to the USA a true hero.
The B-17’s British counterpart, the Lancaster, is associated in our minds with the legendary raid on the Ruhr Dams by 617 squadron; known as the Dam Busters.

Pubblicato:
Jul 22, 2015
ISBN:
9781910816288
Formato:
Libro

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Acknowledgements

BY DAY AND BY NIGHT

The B-17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

By Errol Kennedy

Meet the men and women with their extraordinary stories and the remarkable aircraft that helped shape history by determining the outcome of critical military battles.

Copyright © Errol Kennedy and Imagination Band Limited 2015

Published by Lundarien Press, UK

ISBN

978-1-910816-28-8 (epub)

978-1-910816-27-1 (mobi)

The right of Errol Kennedy to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

For more info and other books in this series, including this audiobook read by Edward Woodward, go to:

www.flyingmachines.uk

Other Books in the Flying Machines and Their Heroes Series

1. THE BLENHEIM BOMBER STORY

2. AGAINST ALL ODDS - The Guinea Pig Story

4. TWO LEGENDS OF WWII - The Spitfire and Mustang Story

5. THE PISTON WARRIORS OF WWII

…more to follow soon

By Day and By Night - The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story

Robert Morgan, Pilot of the Memphis Belle: It would bring you home on one engine, two engines, with half the tail shot off. It was a great aeroplane.

Retired L.T.C. Boardman Reed, US Air force: If you are asking if we were scared, yes we were scared.

Throughout the long and brutal war against Germany, Britain’s Lancaster Bomber had an invaluable and faithful partner in America’s B17, the Flying Fortress. As perfect counterparts, the Lancaster bombed at night while the Fortress, with precision bombsight and the ability to fly at high altitude, bombed in the daylight. More than 90,000 United States airmen and 11,000 aircraft flew the Atlantic to Europe to take America’s role in the war deep into the German homeland. Less than half the men and one quarter of the planes returned.

Each crew stayed with the same aircraft throughout the required 25 missions. After 25 missions the men could return home, sometimes with the plane. Obviously only some men and aircraft reached their target.

The first to do so

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