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The breathtaking, never-before-told, true story of a historic air- force bombing mission in 1943 Germany. On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth Air Force took off from England, bound for Stuttgart, Germany, to bomb Nazi weapons factories. Dense clouds obscured the targets, and one commander's critical decision to circle three times over the city-and its deadly flak-would prove disastrous. Forty-five planes went down that day, and hundreds of men were lost or missing. Focusing on first-person accounts of six of the B-17 airmen, award- winning author Robert Mrazek vividly re-creates the fierce air battle- and reveals the astonishing valor of the airmen who survived being shot down, and the tragic fate of those who did not.
Table of Contents
|The Greek||p. 34|
|The Golden Eagle||p. 91|
|Into the Valley||p. 99|
|The Blind Leading the Blind||p. 106|
|A Ride in the Whirlwind||p. 113|
|And the Sky Rained Heroes||p. 124|
|Est Nulla Via Invia Virtuti||p. 131|
|Theirs Not to Reason Why||p. 138|
|To the Last Beat of the Heart||p. 146|
|Hard Landings||p. 154|
|The Last One Left||p. 161|
|Remains of the Day||p. 180|
|The Day After||p. 194|
|The Back of the Tiger||p. 205|
|Hitting the Road||p. 221|
|Greek Holiday||p. 230|
|Friends and Enemies||p. 237|
|Desperate Journey||p. 244|
|The Telegram||p. 251|
|On the Run||p. 255|
|Against All Odds||p. 267|
|Cloak and Dagger||p. 269|
|The End of a Tour||p. 277|
|Additional Photo Captions and Credits||p. 373|
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