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Twenty-Seven-Eighty Blues : A Memoir of WWII - Robert L Thornton

Twenty-Seven-Eighty Blues

A Memoir of WWII

Paperback Published: 1st April 2006
ISBN: 9781933817385
Number Of Pages: 244

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The B-17 was called a Flying Fortress because of its fire power, not because of its ability to protect its crew. There was very little armor to do that. In most places the only thing between the crew and Mother Earth...sometimes more than four miles below...was a thin sheet of Alclad aluminum. As the aircraft strugged through acres of punishing flak, or was attacked by enemy fighters, there was no place to hide. Twenty-Seven-Eighty Blues is the personal memoir of a WWII ROBG (a Radio Operator Mechanic Gunner) who called this widely celebrated aircraft his Guardian Angel. ..".you had to practically blow her out of the sky to knock her down." he says. "Oh, the stories I could tell you about this once mighty aircraft."

ISBN: 9781933817385
ISBN-10: 1933817380
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st April 2006
Publisher: Profits Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29