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Bomber Pilot A Memoir of World War II

ISBN-10: 0813108667
ISBN-13: 9780813108667
Edition: 1978
Authors: Philip Ardery
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 4/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.

Philip Ardery is the author of Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: On the Shoulders of the Dead
The Gadget
The Merry-Go-Round
Ted's Flying Circus
Ploesti and the Circus Ends
The Air War of Western Europe
The Wing
Something to Believe In
Index

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