THE MIGHTY EIGHTH WWII WAR MANUAL. With over 1,700 aircraft, 15,000 men and a vastly sophisticated supply chain, the US EIGHTH AIR FORCE engaged in a ceaseless war of high altitude daylight precision bombing of Germany.
THE MIGHTY EIGHTH WAR MANUAL. Roger A. Freeman. Putting into the air the largest striking force ever committed to battle was a highly complex task and remains one of the great achievements of the war. With more than three hundred photographs and dozens of line drawings, this book relates the procedures and the improvisations that lay behind the success of this mighty Eighth Airforce. Over 1,700 aircraft at a time, involving 15,000 men and a vastly sophisticated supply chain, were engaged in a ceaseless war of high altitude daylight precision bombing that did much to secure eventual allied success.
Includes maps of 8th Air Force combat airfields, United Kingdom Airfields used by the 8th Air Force 1942-45; Operational Techniques & Procedures; Armament and Equipment; Installations and much MUCH more.
8½ x 11 inches. 320 pages, illustrated throughout.