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I Flew With Hell’s Angels, Thirty-Six Combat Missions in a B-17 “Flying Fortress”, 1944-1945

By: William Albertson

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: A3506

ISBN: 0078843506X

Condition: 192 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 192 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The air battle over Europe cost over 90,000 American casualties. A bomber crew's chances of surviving twenty-five missions-the original requirement-was only one in four. When the requirement was raised to thirty, and then thirty-five missions, the men's morale took a nosedive, but only temporarily. They just put on their leather flight jackets and climbed back into their B-17s, the "Flying Fortresses." Hell's Angels, as they were known, were the men of the 303rd Bombardment Group of the Eighth Air Force. Based in Molesworth, England, the 303rd drew young flyboys into its ranks with th... View more info