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Target Ploesti - View From A Bombsight

Leroy W. Newby

ISBN 10: 0891411704 / ISBN 13: 9780891411703
Published by Presidio, 1983
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Publisher's price removed from dust jacket. Dust jacket shows wear on corners and along top edge. Small V chip on top edge of dust jacket. Inscribed by author: "For [name] with all best wishes" Leroy W. Newby. Map of Ploesti and surrounding area showing target areas on the front and rear end papers. From author's Preface: 'The basic elements of 'Target Ploesti' and the report of the actions of the crew and group came from my mission diary, my recollections, years of accumulated notes, and the historical records of the 460th Bomb Group.' From dust jacket: 'In addition to being an exciting war story, 'Target Ploesti' is a fund of precise information on bombers and bombing, on the Norden and Sperry bombsights, and how, precisely, a bombardier gets the fix on his target, or where he finds an alternate "target of opportunity." Included in the appendices are actual battle orders, air target diagrams, bombsight diagrams, maps, and photographs. Lieutenant Newby was the bombardier on the B-24 bomber "The Hanger Queen." Appendix A: Bombsight Operation: Norden and Sperry. Appendix B: Formerly Confidential 'Air Objective Folder No. 69.1 Rumania.' Appendix C: Formerly Secret 'Operations Order No. 137: 26 July 1944.' Inventory #23(4)-001632-3428. Bookseller Inventory # 001632

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Title: Target Ploesti - View From A Bombsight

Publisher: Presidio

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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