New PDF release: Blown to Bits: 20,000 Feet over Ploesti

By Leon Cooper

The lives of twenty-four American aviators turned ceaselessly intertwined within the skies over Ploesti, Rumania, in 1944, whilst a couple of bomber crews, an aerial photographer, and a fighter pilot engaged in a number of the deadliest air battles the area had ever identified. the chances of surviving those almost-daily encounters have been someplace among narrow and none. but, by way of a few miracle, lots of those courageous and brave airmen lived during the terrible campaigns and back domestic as conquering heroes.

Blown to Bits: 20,000 toes over Ploesti stocks the tale of those dozen American aviators who have been shot out of the skies over Nazi-occupied Europe. substantial fabric was once extracted from nationwide data for you to record the person bills. writer Leon Cooper traveled around the state to interview the remainder survivors and likewise communicated with kinfolk of the others, who supplied a wealth of pictures, files, and stories.

Discover an grand bankruptcy in American historical past throughout the firsthand debts of the lads who lived via those harrowing occasions. Their tale is exciting, tragic, and intriguing, however the finishing is not anything under miraculous!

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