Yank Bomber Boys in Norfolk

A Photographic Record of the USAAF in the Second World War

Peter Bodle

 
Date Published :
July 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
600 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781553565
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$40.00

Overview
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During the Second World War, thousands of American servicemen were uprooted from the US and deposited in rural England and immediately thrust unceremoniously into the front line of the largest conflict the world has ever seen. Fortunately, many remembered to pack small cameras in kitbags and snapped photographs of their everyday lives as the war unfolded. Yank Bomber Boys in Norfolk: A Photographic Record of the USAAF in the Second World War features over 500 of these personal photographs to produce a unique flavor of life in and around these air base plots of ‘Little America’ in Norfolk. None of the photos used in this fascinating book have been utilized from professional sources; the shots from the station’s own Photographic Section were the top of the admissible list. Many of these photographs were taken on cheap box cameras and the single prints they produced have been kept for decades by the GIs and their families in the States. Others have been painstakingly collected, documented and restored by a group of British archivists who have kindly allowed the author access to their priceless collections. This is how the Second World War looked to those airmen who were there.

About The Author
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Peter Bodle started out in life as an engineer, became a designer, and then an inventor by inventing the Passive Floor Path Marking System for passenger carrying aircraft. The company he started then, is now the world’s leader in this technology. Its success has allowed Peter the time to pursue his writing interests and thus far he has published over twenty-five titles, mainly biographies and aviation history. He was a light aircraft pilot for almost 25 years and is married with four children and a growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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