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This is an auction for B-17 FORTRESS B-29 SUPERFORTRESS AT WAR by Roger A Freeman & David A Anderton. review:

"Through use of intelligent narrative and oral history, the authors provide a rather unique view of these aircraft that gives their stories a warm, human aspect while not relinquishing the technical necessities. The life-cycle of both aircraft is presented in chapters related to the overall history of that plane. Thus the B-17 section covers early (mis)use by the Brits and the Army Air Corps, then moves into a quite interesting discussion of the bomber over Europe from the point of view of each position of a notional ten-man crew. The B-29 section covers also the early mis-steps until the bomber - never quite as reliable and (perhaps) as beloved by its crews - hit its stride in the bombing of Japan from the Marianas. It then goes on the present the B-29's swan song in the Korean War. From a visual perspective the book rates very high in its use of photos that - in many cases - I have not seen in other books. One example from the B-17 section was the view of a Sperry belly turret falling away from the bomber in preparation for a belly landing. In the B-29 section is a photo of a gunner dangling out of the plane while in flight. The explanation was made that the bomber had "a problem" with the curved plexiglass blisters separating at high altitude; a fact I had never heard or read before. The book is excellent and will be as interesting to a newcomer as to an old-timer.”

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Large format hardback 1996.

320 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

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