B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2012-12-20
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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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Genre: Europe

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: EPub

Pages: 96

ISBN: 9781782008378

Additional Information

Genre: Europe

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: EPub

Pages: 96

ISBN: 9781782008378

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