THE 44TH BOMB GROUP IN WORLD WAR II: THE FLYING EIGHT-BALLS OVER EUROPE IN THE B 24

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  • Autor: STEVE ADAMS
  • Editorial: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING, 2003
  • Fecha de salida: 2003
  • Descargado: 8491

The 44th Bomb Group, which flew the B-veinticuatro Liberator, was the pioneer unit for what evolved from the Mighty Eighths 2nd Bomb Wing into a full-scale Bomb (and later Air) Division. The Group amassed an impressive trescientos cuarenta y tres missions and won two Distinguished Unit Citations between November mil novecientos cuarenta y dos and April mil novecientos cuarenta y cinco, dropping nearly diecinueve con cero t ons of ordnance in the process including the legendary August mil novecientos cuarenta y tres Ploesti mission. These statistics were achieved at a material cost of around doscientos aircraft, and a human cost of some dos con cero airmen MIA, as the 8th USAAF focused its strategic bombing campaign in the face of determined Luftwaffe opposition. …  

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