Forgotten Fifteenth

Forgotten Fifteenth

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November 1943a€”May 1945a€”The U.S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitlera€™s vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reicha€™s southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force in England, the Fifteenth Air Force engaged in high-risk missions spanning most of the European continent. The story of the Fifteenth Air Force deserves a prideful place in the annals of American gallantry. In his new book, The Forgotten Airmen: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitlera€™s Oil Supply, Tillman brings into focus a seldom-seen multinational cast of characters, including pilots from Axis nations Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria and many more remarkable individuals. They were the first generation of fliersa€”few of them professionalsa€”to conduct a strategic bombing campaign against a major industrial nation. They suffered steady attrition and occasionally spectacular losses. In so doing, they contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history. The Forgotten Airmen is the first-ever detailed account of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II and the brave men that history has abandoned. This book is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans, current servicemen and their families. Includes glossy photo signature of historic pictures and documentsa€œMissing in Action: The Female Work Force in Nazi Germany, a€, Craven and Cate, The Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 3: Europe: Argument to V-E Day, January 1944 toanbsp;...

Title:Forgotten Fifteenth
Author:Barrett Tillman
Publisher:Regnery Publishing - 2014-06-02


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