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Return From Berlin: The Eye Of A Navigator
Return From Berlin: The Eye Of A Navigator, 9780299185008  
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Return From Berlin: The Eye Of A Navigator

Robert Grilley
 
ISBN:   0299185001   List Price:    INR 1,763.96
ISBN-13:   9780299185008       (USD 24.95)
Publisher:   University of Wisconsin Press   Pages:    176
Binding:   Hardcover   Weight:    0.9 Pounds
Dimension:   9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 Inches   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   2003      
Category:   Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
 
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With an artist's eye, a B-17 bomber navigator recalls his WWII experiences.

During the summer of 1944, the now-legendary American Eighth Air Force was engaged in a ferocious air battle over Europe to bring the Allies victory over the German Third Reich. This is the story of one B-17 navigator and his crewmates, men who faced extraordinary danger with a maturity beyond their years. This vivid and detailed account of combat flying and its psychological toll also recalls the beginning

Wakened with flashlights on their faces in the predawn hours, he and his crew repeatedly face the Luftwaffe in battles five miles high, flying through flak "so thick you could get out and walk on it." Stretching their stamina to the limits, they succeed time after time in their missions to bomb munitions works, railyards, the Leüna synthetic oil plant at Merseburg in eastern Germany, the V2 rocket research center at Peenemünde on the distant Baltic Coast, and even to strike Hitler's capital city, Berlin.

But Grilley finds interludes of unexpected grace and restoration on his days off, making serious drawings from nature at the neighboring Yokehill Farm. There he slowly cultivates a friendship with a curious eight-year-old, the lively child Elizabeth, who becomes for the combat flyer a symbol of survival.  more >>



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