This book constitutes a first-hand account of a B-17F navigator’s experiences in World War II. David McCarthy was assigned to the 381st Bomb Group, based out of Ridgewell, Essex, England. As he writes, “Those were the most exhilarating, frightening, gratifying, and downright proud days of my life.” McCarthy’s unit was among those which pioneered “pin-point” bombing. He and thousands of others who were involved in that task helped write the proverbial book that served to train future generations of combat fliers. McCarthy’s unit and other bomber crews of the Eighth Air Force suffered excessive casualties in developing the strategies and tactics that led to victory in World War II. His book is a compendium of the fears and thrills of air combat which is must-reading for any military history enthusiast or air combat aficionado.
Approximate size of book and weight. All books with be shipped Media Mail, but
we still need to know if it is oversized or extremely heavy.
Dimensions: 5 ½ x 8 ½ x ½ Inches Weight: 1.1 lbs