By Bill Yenne
From invoice Yenne, writer of the army histories Big Week and Aces High, comes the stirring actual tale of the 8th Air strength in global warfare II.
Barely a month after the assault on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military shaped its 8th Air strength, the 1st bomber command on both sides to decide to strategic sunlight bombing, with the objective of defeating the 3rd Reich from the air. the boys of the 8th paid the fee in either lives and blood.
Hit the objective introduces readers to those that made the 8th Air strength the ambitious juggernaut it quickly turned. males of all ranks, from common Tooey Spaatz, the hard-driving founding commander, to Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the hero who led the 1st air raid on Japan, to Maynard “Snuffy” Smith, the irascible first airman in Europe to be offered the Medal of Honor.
The tale of the powerful 8th is informed via those males, whose careers paralleled the early background of aviation and who helped to revolutionize airborne war and win global struggle II.
“Bill Yenne rankings one other bull’s-eye with Hit the Target...This is a narrative every person may still know.”—Robert Bruce Arnold is the co-author of Wilderness of Tigers, a unique of Saigon and grandson of the Air Force’s in simple terms 5 celebrity basic, Hap Arnold
“The tale of the potent usa 8th Air strength is one for the ages.”—Brian Sobel, writer of The battling Pattons
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