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The B-17 Flying Fortress: In Combat Over Europe

The B-17 Flying Fortress: In Combat Over Europe

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By (author) Tomasz Szlagor

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  • Publisher: Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
  • Format: Paperback | 92 pages
  • Dimensions: 205mm x 275mm x 8mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Lublin
  • ISBN 10: 8362878916
  • ISBN 13: 9788362878918
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Illustrations note: , black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 262,292

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The B-17 Flying Fortress epitomized the American airpower for most of the Second World War. It was by far the most effective weapon to carry out the strategic, daylight bombing campaign in Europe. The battles fought by B-17 crews during raids on such tough targets as Schweinfurt, Berlin or Ploesti were nothing short of epic. The combined effort of the two US Army Air Forces, 8th and 15th, stationed in England and Italy respectively, eventually denied the enemy the means to wage war and sealed the fate of the European Axis powers and their allies.

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