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[PDF/EPUB] Masters of the Air America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany ☆ Donald L. Miller – Book, Kindle ePUB or DOC

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E Andy Rooney and Walter Cronkite all of whom flew combat missions with the men The Anglo American bombing campaign against Nazi Germany was the longest military campaign of World War II a war within a war Until Allied soldiers crossed into Germany in the final months of the war it was the only battle fought inside the German homelandStrategic bombing did not win the war but the war could not have been won without it American airpower destroyed the rail facilities and oil refineries that supplied the German war machine The bombing campaign was a shared enterprise the British flew under the cover of night while American bombers attacked by day a techniue that British commanders thought was suicid. I would strongly recommend reading this book only after one has read A Few Good Captains by Dewitt S Copp It certainly dove tails the development of the USAAF into the USAF and shows the many struggles of pilots of all sorts of Aircraft during WW II and their attempt at surviving especially the early days of the war in the ETO I wished it would have done to cover the air war in the PTO but this is the American Psyche war in Europe was known because of the general knowledge of Americans and geographical locations on the globe Battle of Britain or the Battle of New Britain Which would you be most likely to recall from history Herein lay the fundamental issues Still this book is fascinating

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Masters of the Air America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep With the narrative power of fiction Donald Miller takes readers on a harrowing ride through the fire filled skies over Berlin Hanover and Dresden and describes the terrible cost of bombing for the German peopleFighting at 25000 feet in thin freezing air that no warriors had ever encountered before bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind Air combat was deadly but intermittent periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear Unlike infantrymen bomber boys slept on clean sheets drank beer in local pubs and danced to. Update May 2017 this book is currently turned in an HBO series produced by Spielberg and Hanks This is an extensive read regarding the guys that were in the 8th air force and helped liberate Europe including my country I was awed by their adventures stories and experiences that they had to endure in order to defeat the German Reich particular the LuftwaffeDonald L Miller writes about a lot of things the personal lives of the pilots bombers and gunners their relationship with the English people their trips to Londen and the life in a German prison camp for example All stories are accompanied by the personal tales of English and German people during the bomber campaign An extra plus was for me the story about the way the Allies were treated in Switzerland horribly which I didn t knowThe end of the book was a little bit emotional for me it tells about Operation Chowhound or Manna which saved my grandparents lives during the German occupation It reminded me that if it wasn t for these brave young men I wouldn t been able to read this bookThanks to all brave young men for liberating my country and thank you mr Miller for writing this beautiful book

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The swing music of Glenn Miller's Air Force band which toured US air bases in England But they had a much greater chance of dying than ground soldiers In 1943 an American bomber crewman stood only a one in five chance of surviving his tour of duty twenty five missions The Eighth Air Force lost men in the war than the US Marine CorpsThe bomber crews were an elite group of warriors who were a microcosm of America white America anyway African Americans could not serve in the Eighth Air Force except in a support capacity The actor Jimmy Stewart was a bomber boy and so was the King of Hollywood Clark Gable And the air war was filmed by Oscar winning director William Wyler and covered by reporters lik. I read the subtitle of this book and assumed it was a collection of war stories from 8th Air Force crewmen I m not a huge fan of oral history but decided to give it a shot anyway Wow was I pleasantly surprised It is much much than an oral history MASTERS OF THE AIR examines the entire experience of the 8th AF from POWs to its portrayal in movies and books to race relations to the effect of the American air bases on the social fabric of the English countryside to the whole uestion of the viability of strategic bombardment Miller is incredibly well read on a vast amount of literature relating to the air campaign over Europe and draws on many of these sources to produce a rich first rate history There is something in MASTERS for any fan of history I particularly enjoyed his handling of the sticky uestion of whether strategic bombing was a success From the point of view of the pre war bomber barons the answer is no Heavy bombers alone were not able to defeat Germany But the important uestion is whether the damage they did inflict was worth the effort put forth and the answer to that is a resounding yes Miller does a fine job though of making clear that the strategic bombing was not the sole mission of the 8th Throughout late 1943 and early 1944 the main mission of the 8th was too break the Luftwaffe fighter force by hitting targets the Jagdwaffe would be force to defend and then shooting down the German fighters Destruction of the Luftwaffe was a pre reuisite for Operation Overlord and the 8th was the only force able to carry it out German fighter routinely avoided combat with Allied fighters it took attacks on key targets by bombers to bring them out where American escorts could get them Coincidently this campaign against German airpower also paved the way for later campaigns against oil and transportation targets in Germany This is where strategic bombing came into it s own It was never able to win the war alone but it severely curtailed German production efforts in the last months of the war and shortened the war by monthsI m only touching the surface of what MASTERS offers If you have any interest in the air war over Europe or the 8th Air Force I strongly recommend this book It is sure to be the standard history of the 8th


10 thoughts on “Masters of the Air America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

  1. says:

    Update May 2017 this book is currently turned in an HBO series produced by Spielberg and Hanks This is an extensive read regarding the guys that were in the 8th air force and helped liberate Europe including my country I wa

  2. says:

    This book did an impressive job of covering the air war in Europe focusing on the US Eighth Air Force based in England The parts I most enjoyed were the experiences of the bomber crews but he also covered strategic air theory going into the w

  3. says:

    How do we compare this new arena of warfare especially in 1943 to other battles? In 1943 an Eighth Air Force crewman had

  4. says:

    After sitting on my shelf for a few years I finally decided to read this Having read many books on the 8th AF over the years I was hoping this wouldn't be a rehashing of what I'd previously read I'm happy to say it wasn'tThe book concentrates solely on the bombers of the 8th AF with very little attention paid to the fighters or the other American air forces in Europe although they all do get a little bit of a

  5. says:

    The losses of men and aircraft and the destruction of cities is incredible Hindsight is of course a wonderful thing but some of the tactical decisions made are troubling

  6. says:

    I read the subtitle of this book and assumed it was a collection of war stories from 8th Air Force crewmen I'm not a huge fan of oral history but decided to give it a shot anyway Wow was I pleasantly surprised It is much much than an oral history MASTERS OF THE AIR examines the entire experience of the 8th AF from POWs to its portr

  7. says:

    Masters of the Air is an well deserved classic of military history focusing on the Eighth Air Force the United States str

  8. says:

    I must admit that I'm having a bit of difficulty in finding the 'right label' for this book mainly because its author tries

  9. says:

    I would strongly recommend reading this book only after one has read A Few Good Captains by Dewitt S Copp It ce

  10. says:

    Part of the title of this book “bomber boys“ seems a little strange to me It is in a way flippant and dismissive of the men who flew the bombers in Europe in World War II On the other hand the eight or 10 men on each cr

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