Continuing to focus on the B-17 Flying Fortress, here’s a list of books, movies, and a song you may find entertaining:
Ghosts of the Skies: Aviation in the Second World War
B-17 Fortress at War
Roger A. Freeman
One Last Look: A Sentimental Journal to the Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Bases of WW II in England
Philip Kaplan and Rex Alan Smith
Command Decision (Clark Gable)
A Song You Won’t Forget
"Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer"
B-17 YouTube Documentary
Addendum to Monday's Blog
Statistics can vary, depending on the source. Monday I used the number 46,000+ as the tragic death toll of daylight bombing. I’ve stumbled on another number arrived at by the statistic that over 5000 bombers were lost. With a crew of 10 each, the number rises to 50-55,000.