B-17 Flying Fortress in Combat Over Europe

Tomasz Szlagor

Date Published :
February 2014
Publisher :
Series :
SMI Library
Illustration :
130 b/w photos, 11 color photos, 4 profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788362878918
Pages : 92
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The B-17 Flying Fortress epitomized the American airpower for most of the Second World War. It was by far the most effective weapon to carry out the strategic, daylight bombing campaign in Europe. The battles fought by B-17 crews during raids on such tough targets as Schweinfurt, Berlin or Ploesti were nothing short of epic. The combined effort of the two US Army Air Forces, 8th and 15th, stationed in England and Italy respectively, eventually denied the enemy the means to wage war and sealed the fate of the European Axis powers and their allies.


"...the high point of these volumes (and this one is no exception), is a tossup between the great photographs and the splendid decal sheets, the latter being selections of specific air-frames depicted within the book itself."

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