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A Pilot’s View of World War II


By Winifred Tappan. Illustrated. Historical photographs, maps. Includes B-17 pilot’s  hand-written Mission Journal of 36 missions flown over flown over Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France in 1944.  This ‘Flying Fortress’ pilot was with the 379th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force stationed at Kimbolton Air Field, England. Powerful, evocative. With Foreword by publisher, Kathryn R.Burke.

6×9. Soft cover, Color. Illustrated with Annotated Index and List of Illustrations, 106 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9771376-7-1.  

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A Pilot’s View of WWII.  Description of combat and camaraderie described by a World War II bomber pilot. Author Winifred Tappan interviewed Robert Boecking, who flew B-17 Flying Fortresses in the 379th heavy Bomb Group, 8th Air Force stationed at Kimbolten Air Field, England. Her ‘Author’s Notes’ include historical references and comments. She also interviewed a woman who gives a first-person account of what it was like to be ‘on the ground’ when Boecking’s squadron was dropping bombs from above.

Illustrated.  Includes historic photographs, Mission Target Map, and 38 page-images from the pilot’s hand-written Mission Journal of training and 36 Missions flown over Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France in 1944.

Review:  “I found that journal entries gave great insight into the day-to-day lives of those who fought with the 8th Air force during the Second World War. I also thought the author’s notes do an exceptional job of clarifying and elaborating on Boecking’s story.”
— Alan Renga, Archivist. San Diego Air & Space Museum.

CIPA1stPlace2016-tn First Place, Military History, 2016 CIPA, EVVY awards.
BISAC: HIS027100      HISTORY / Military / World War II BIO008000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
LOC: 1015939412
More information, author’s website.

Shipped Priority Mail, in padded envelope.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × .5 in