Subtitled: 'A Chaplains inside story on the men of the 381st bomber group'
Publishers Press, 1994 (Second edition, second printing), 765 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - c.16cm by 23.5cm (A48FWSO)
From the front inside fly leaf: This is a story of the 381st Bombardment Group (H) of the Eighth Air Force in World War II. It was written during the war and on the scene. It begins with the activities of the 381st in Pyote, Texas, and carries the bomb group through three years of action over Europe until it was deactivated at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the end of the war.
This book is an account of what men felt, thought and experienced; what they thought about war; and what they be lieved they were fighting for. It is, therefore, a philosophical analysis of the men of the 381st Bomb Group.
The book includes: a listing of the 297 combat missions flown, with the place and date of each mission; recorded stories of combat raids as told by the fliers; a listing of every man who went down in combat, with crews; a list of special awards earned by heroic or meritorious service; more than 100 pictures of men and places; movie actors and events; and bomb strikes; the tributes given at the dedication of a memorial monument on Ridgewell Aerodrome in England, 1982; and an alphabetical list of more than 4,000 men who served with the 381st Bomb Group in England.
The condition of the boo is generally very good. The dust jacket has some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the cover boards are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.