Forgotten Fifteenth

The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine
Product Number: EB00664371
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781621572350
Publisher: Regnery History
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November 1943-May 1945-The U.S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich's southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force in England, the Fifteenth Air Force engaged in high-risk missions spanning most of the European continent. The story of the Fifteenth Air Force deserves a prideful place in the annals of American gallantry. In his new book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine, Tillman brings into focus a seldom-seen multinational cast of characters, including pilots from Axis nations Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria and many more remarkable individuals. They were the first generation of fliers-few of them professionals-to conduct a strategic bombing campaign against a major industrial nation. They suffered steady attrition and occasionally spectacular losses. In so doing, they contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history. Forgotten Fifteenth is the first-ever detailed account of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II and the brave men that the history books have abandoned until now. Tillman proves this book is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans, and current servicemen.

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Author(s): Barrett Tillman
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2014

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Author(s): Barrett Tillman
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Genre: History
Product Number DD11324
Released: Jun 02, 2014
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ISBN: #9781482989076
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Author(s): Barrett Tillman
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Genre: History
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