The author was a bombardier with the 20th Bomb Squadron, 15th Air Force, in Italy. 309 pages, photos. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration and terror of being shot at and missed.
Based in Italy, the Fifteenth Air Force flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. Less celebrated than the Eighth Air Force, which flew out of England, the Fifteenth, nevertheless, was pivotal in dismantling the German industrial complex. Myers offers an insider’s view of these missions over southern and central Europe. The reader goes with him into the highly exposed Plexiglas nose of the Flying Fortress, flying with him through the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him through his Norden bombsight at Axis targets.
On average, a heavy-bomber crewman survived only sixteen bombing missions. Myers survived his allotted thirty-five missions before being honorably discharged in 1945.
About the Author:
Jack R. Myers is a retired businessman living in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
Title: Shot at and Missed - Recollections of a WWII...
Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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Book Description 2004. Condition: Near Fine. Pub by University of Oklahoma Press, 2004. Hardcover w/dustjacket. Long inscription by author to fellow bomardier. Birthday well wishes on title page otherwise clean and tight. Fine book in Near Fine DJ. ISBN: 0-8061-3619-7. Seller Inventory # 59673
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