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The Resource Bloody skies : a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died, by Melvin W. McGuire and Robert Hadley

Bloody skies : a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died, by Melvin W. McGuire and Robert Hadley

Label
Bloody skies : a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died
Title
Bloody skies
Title remainder
a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died
Statement of responsibility
by Melvin W. McGuire and Robert Hadley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Little has been written about the contributions of enlisted combat aircrew members during World War II. Also, the importance of crew unity has not been sufficiently emphasized. BLOODY SKIES is the story of a Fifteenth Air Force B-17 crew that often flew the notorious Old Flak Holes & how they learned to respect & trust each other. Training made them cohesive; crisis & tragedy bonded them. They arrived at Amendola, Italy on the day their entire squadron, the Twentieth, had been wiped out by the Luftwaffe. That was their introduction to war. Ten enthusiastic, bright-eyed, cocky boys experience a fatigue & weariness so overpowering it seems to go deep into the bones. It is only their pride in themselves, their crew & their country that keeps them returning to the skies to face another day of that dreaded flak & German fighters. In spite of the horrors of aerial combat, they can still find humor in their lives & compassion for those innocent victims of every war--the children. These ten men, from the economic, cultural & geographic spectrum of 1940s America, represented the best their country could offer
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NmAl
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McGuire, Melvin W
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.M43 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hadley, Robert
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military operations, Aerial
Label
Bloody skies : a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died, by Melvin W. McGuire and Robert Hadley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of photographs -- List of maps, illustrations and documents -- Home -- In the army -- Overseas training unit -- Through a storm, to a storm -- Mission 263 -- 'Flak holes' -- First mission -- Kalamaki strike -- Flak -- Boraxes -- Precautions -- We can't make it back -- Hollywood meets the Ritz -- Shooting up the Russian convoy -- Rosarius flying circus -- Amendola and the 'Ritz' -- Unsung and forgotten heroes -- Togglier and Chin-Turret gunner -- Flying with other crews -- Hanging from the ball turret, and other Scofield stories -- Tuskegee airman, the 332d fighter group -- Combat fatigue -- R & R -- First casualty -- Good news, bad news! -- 16 December -- Christmas Day, 1944 -- Last mission -- yard full of Germans -- Epilogue -- References -- Index
Control code
ocm29589547
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 424 pages
Isbn
9781881325062
Lccn
92061289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)29589547
Label
Bloody skies : a 15th AAF B-17 combat crew : how they lived and died, by Melvin W. McGuire and Robert Hadley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of photographs -- List of maps, illustrations and documents -- Home -- In the army -- Overseas training unit -- Through a storm, to a storm -- Mission 263 -- 'Flak holes' -- First mission -- Kalamaki strike -- Flak -- Boraxes -- Precautions -- We can't make it back -- Hollywood meets the Ritz -- Shooting up the Russian convoy -- Rosarius flying circus -- Amendola and the 'Ritz' -- Unsung and forgotten heroes -- Togglier and Chin-Turret gunner -- Flying with other crews -- Hanging from the ball turret, and other Scofield stories -- Tuskegee airman, the 332d fighter group -- Combat fatigue -- R & R -- First casualty -- Good news, bad news! -- 16 December -- Christmas Day, 1944 -- Last mission -- yard full of Germans -- Epilogue -- References -- Index
Control code
ocm29589547
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 424 pages
Isbn
9781881325062
Lccn
92061289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)29589547

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