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The Resource The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II, Travis L. Ayres

The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II, Travis L. Ayres

Label
The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II
Title
The bomber boys
Title remainder
heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Travis L. Ayres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In World War II, there were many ways to die. But nothing offered more fatal choices than being inside a B-17 bomber above Nazi-occupied Europe. From the hellish storms of enemy flak and relentless strafing of Luftwaffe fighters, to mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, and simple bad luck, it's a wonder any man would volunteer for such dangerous duty. But many did. Some paid the ultimate price. And some made it home. But in the end, all would achieve victory. Here, author Travis L. Ayres has gathered a collection of previously untold personal accounts of combat and camaraderie aboard the B-17 Bombers that flew countless sorties against the enemy, as related by the men who lived and fought in the air-and survived." -- from publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayres, Travis L
Dewey number
940.54/49730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790.2
LC item number
.A97 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • B-17 bomber
  • Bomber pilots
  • Heroes
Label
The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II, Travis L. Ayres
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original edition has subtitle: True stories of B-17 airmen
  • Originally published: Bloomington, Ind. : AuthorHouse, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lucky Bastards Club -- Escape from Black Thursday -- Without a parachute -- The belly gunner and big ben -- Manna from heaven -- Author's research note -- Selected bibliography
Control code
311777356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451228710
Lccn
2009018878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)311777356
Label
The bomber boys : heroes who flew the B-17s in World War II, Travis L. Ayres
Publication
Note
  • Original edition has subtitle: True stories of B-17 airmen
  • Originally published: Bloomington, Ind. : AuthorHouse, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lucky Bastards Club -- Escape from Black Thursday -- Without a parachute -- The belly gunner and big ben -- Manna from heaven -- Author's research note -- Selected bibliography
Control code
311777356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451228710
Lccn
2009018878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)311777356

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