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Clash of Eagles - USAAF 8th Air Force Bombers Versus the Luftwaffe in World War II - cover

Clash of Eagles - USAAF 8th Air Force Bombers Versus the Luftwaffe in World War II

Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation

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The story of the air war over Western Europe, told firsthand by the American and German pilots and crew who took part—with never-before-published photos.   What was it like to fly through the dense flak over the Ruhr and against the German Experten and to be hit by machine gun and cannon fire from Focke Wulf 190s and Bf 109s? How did so many badly damaged bombers manage to struggle back, against all odds, to their East Anglian bases? In this book, spanning the period between 1942 and 1945, many unique experiences are recounted from both the night and day bombing raids that were hurled against Hitler's war machine.   Covering the encounters between the audacious Luftwaffe fighter pilots and the Fortress and Liberator bomber crews of the American 8th Air Forces flying from East Anglia, the author has sought the experiences of German fighter pilots, who explain how they stalked their prey in the sky over the Reich and how they pounced on their four engine victims from 12 o'clock high. With vivid accounts of some of the most heroic actions in the history of air warfare Clash of Eagles also contains many previously unpublished action photographs.
Available since: 01/31/2007.
Print length: 352 pages.

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