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Ace of the Eighth An American Fighter Pilot's Air War in Europe

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ISBN-10: 0891418067

ISBN-13: 9780891418061

Edition: 2003

Authors: Norman J. Fortier

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FOR A FIGHTER PILOT IN THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, DEATH WAS ALWAYS A HEARTBEAT AWAY. When the skies of Europe blazed with the fiercest air battles in history, fighter pilots like Norman “Bud” Fortier were in the thick of it, flying four hundred miles an hour at thirty thousand feet, dodging flak and dueling with Nazi aces. In their role as “escorts” to Flying Fortresses and Liberators, the fighter squadrons’ ability to blast enemy aircraft from the sky was key to the success of pinpoint bombing raids on German oil refineries, communication and supply lines, and other crucial targets. Flying in formation with the bomber stream, Fortier and the rest of his squadron helped develop dive-bombing and…    
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.24" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English