To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War Over Germany

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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The breathtaking, never-before-told, true story of a historic air- force bombing mission in 1943 Germany.

On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth Air Force took off from England, bound for Stuttgart, Germany, to bomb Nazi weapons factories.

Dense clouds obscured the targets, and one commander's critical decision to circle three times over the city-and its deadly flak-would prove disastrous. Forty-five planes went down that day, and hundreds of men were lost or missing.

Focusing on first-person accounts of six of the B-17 airmen, award- winning author Robert Mrazek vividly re-creates the fierce air battle- and reveals the astonishing valor of the airmen who survived being shot down, and the tragic fate of those who did not.
 

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To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survivial in the Air War Over Germany

User Review  - Daniel K. Blewett - Book Verdict

The bombing of Stuttgart, Germany, on September 6, 1943, by 338 U.S. Army Air Force B-17 "Flying Fortresses" is used by former U.S. congressman Mrazek (A Dawn Like Thunder: The True Story of Torpedo ... Read full review

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Very interesting stories about the 8th Army Air Force in World War II Read full review

Contents

Hap
Ira
Reb
The Greek
Andy
Bob
Ted
Jimmy
The Telegram
On the Run
Against All Odds
Cloak and Dagger
The End of a Tour
Reb
Martin Andy Andrews
James E Jimmy Armstrong

Juggernaut
The Golden Eagle
Into the Valley
The Blind Leading the Blind
A Ride in the Whirlwind
And the Sky Rained Heroes
Est Nulla Via Invia Virtuti
Theirs Not to Reason Why
To the Last Beat of the Heart
Hard Landings
The Last One Left
Remains of the Day
Eventide
The Day After
The Back of the Tiger
Interlude
Hitting the Road
Eclipse
Greek Holiday
Friends and Enemies
Desperate Journey
Henry H Hap Arnold
Ira C Eaker
Olen Reb Grant
Demetrios the Greek Karnezis
Wilbur Bud Klint
Warren Porter Laws
Braxton Wilken Robinson
Joe Schwartzkopf
Robert Falligant Bob Travis
Prelude
The Warriors
The Mission
Slipstreams
Epilogue
Books
Military Sources
Private DiariesPersonal Letters Unpublished
Author Interviews
MemoirUnpublished
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Robert J. Mrazek is a navy veteran and former congressman from the North Shore of Long Island. While in Washington, he authored a number of pieces of landmark legislation. Since his retirement from Congress, Mrazek has served on the boards of several companies and charitable organizations, including ten years as chairman of the Washington-based Alaska Wilderness League.

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