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    Roger A. Freeman(Editor)

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The US 8th Air Force was based in the UK from 1942 onwards, spread extensivley across East Anglia, operating in 40 different locations. This illustrated volume charts the whole story of the force: the formation, strategies and aircraft deployed, in a detailed and fully researched account of the largest air unit - to date - ever committed to battle.

As a boy, Roger Freeman watched from his father's farm as the 8th Air Force took off for its missions over Germany; he has had a lifelong interest in the Mighty Eighth ever since, and now lectures on USAAF history, both here and in America. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 326 pages
  • Roger A. Freeman(Editor)
  • Jane's Information Group; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 May 1986)
  • English
  • 8
  • History

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  • By a Flynn on 5 February 2011

    The late Roger Freeman's MIGHTY EIGHTH was a breakthorough book for its time (end of 60s), with its colour sketches of aircraft, maps, photos and appendices. At last there was a good-quality account of the US8AF. The fact Freeman was an amateur enthusiast made it seem all the better.Its limitations (insufficient knowledge of German side of story, skirting round 8th raids which went badly wrong, names and lists winning out over connected explanation) shouldn't be harped on--Freeman wasn't a professional historian and couldn't do everything in one book. It's good that it can still be found, and is in my view still a valid START for studying the subject.

  • By Damian Kerley on 8 October 2015

    Warfare in a batle realm of clouds blue sky and flak and explosions,good imformative book

  • By Guest on 29 October 2015

    Amazingly detailed research. A must for any historian or writer of the period. Thank you

  • By M1ke Adamczyk on 14 February 2016

    Good reference book. Many photos, old-fashioned profiles. Valuable add to other 8th AAF resources.

  • By Douglas Ord on 11 November 2013

    Another inforative master pieceby Roger Freeman, on the USAAF during WW2 in Europe. The old b&w photo's show the aircraft and there crews, there bases all over the East of England.

  • By peter candlin on 3 July 2016

    Great vfm at 60pA couple of pages missing but it is an old library book . Overall in great condition.

  • By Andy on 31 July 2015

    A good book, was a little 'grubby' but good service.


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