B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force in Focus, by Martin W Bowman

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B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force in Focus, by Martin W Bowman
Subtitled 'A photographic album of the Eighth Air Force Groups that went to war in the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress'

Published by Red Kite in 2004, 94 pages. Large A4 size softback (N7787)

Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: Unusually for an aircraft of the Second World War, the Boeing B-17 was surprisingly well photographed. Official photographers and aircrew all took the chance to capture the Flying Fortress in her operational environment, from the peace of the dispersal, deep in the English countryside, to the inferno of flak and fighters 5 miles high over Berlin.

This book gathers together some of the best and most evocative of those images and arranges them into a very useful reference guide, based upon the individual Groups within the Eighth Air Force. A special colour section contains profiles, nose art and a detailed guide to the colourful tail markings, introduced around mid-1944 when camouflage was deemed to be no longer necessary.