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Belle Of The Brawl: Letters Home from a B-17 Bombardier

Gary Best.
Item #: D11337
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 288 / 2011
Publisher: Spellmount
ISBN: 9780752464688
$6.98
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"I noticed some movement and a flash of light out of the corner of my right eye. The plane that had been flying right next to us had exploded and simply disappeared." Based on the 150 letters that airman Fred Lull wrote home to his mother, this book offers an inside look at life on board a B-17 bomber during World War II. A lifelong friend of Lull, Gary Best makes use of the bombardier's combat flight record, family photographs, research data, and interviews with former B-17 crewmembers, to create a harrowing yet touching account of the young men tasked with bombing Germany into submission.

 

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