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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User Review  - oldman - LibraryThing

A biography of several men who flew with the Eighth Air Force out of England to France and Germany during WWII. An easy read, the men are followed through their flights and crashes. Read full review

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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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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