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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO
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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO
by Osprey
Publish Date: 2003
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.75x.375"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148267777
Mfg. part #: OSPCOM038
Type: Softcover

Description

Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having been a part of the Fifteenth Air Force in 1944, author Bill Hess has long been waiting to write a definitive account on 'his air force'.