Forgotten Fifteenth: the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine

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November 1943 - May 1945 - The U. S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich's southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force in England, the Fifteenth Air Force engaged in high-risk missions spanning most of the European continent. The story of the Fifteenth Air Force deserves a prideful place in the annals of American gallantry. In his new book, The Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine, Tillman brings into focus a seldom-seen multinational cast of characters, including pilots from Axis nations Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria and many more remarkable individuals. They were the first generation of fliers - few of them professionals - to conduct a strategic bombing campaign against a major industrial nation. They suffered steady attrition and occasionally spectacular losses. In so doing, they contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history. The Forgotten Fifteenth is the first-ever detailed account of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II and the brave men that history has abandoned. This book is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans, current servicemen and their families. Includes glossy photo signature of historic pictures and documents
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subject_facet Electronic books, HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / Military / World War II, History / Military / Aviation, United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 15th, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Region
table_of_contents Up from the desert: November 1943-January 1944 -- The winter war: January-March 1944 -- Italian spring: March-June 1944 -- East to Ploesti: April-June 1944 -- Mediterranean summer: July-September 1944 -- Other players: 1944-1945 -- Air supremacy: September-December 1944 -- Mission accomplished: January-May 1945 -- Legacy.
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title Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine
title_alt Forgotten 15 :, Forgotten 15th :, Forgotten Fifteen :
title_display Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine
title_full Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine / Barrett Tillman, Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine [electronic resource] / Barrett Tillman
title_short Forgotten Fifteenth :
title_sort forgotten fifteenth the daring airmen who crippled hitler's war machine
title_sub the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine
topic Electronic books, HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / Military / World War II, History / Military / Aviation, United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 15th, World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Mediterranean Region
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, Campaigns, Electronic books, World War, 1939-1945