Published May 20, 2003
by Osprey Publishing .
Written in English
|Series||Osprey Aviation Elite 11|
|Contributions||Mark Styling (Illustrator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
The first title in the Elite Units series to deal with an American bombardment group, this title focuses on the rd BG, dubbed the 'Hells Angels.' One of the very first B units assigned to the newly created Eighth Air Force in England in September , the rd was in the vanguard of the daylight bombing campaign through to : Bloomsbury Publishing. Very informative account of the rd bomb group, the "Hells Angels", role in WWII. This group consisted of B bombers based in England that flew sorties over German occupied Europe. The book contains many details and actual accounts of the participants and their daily activities during the war/5. The rd "Hell's Angels" Bomb Group was one of the cornerstones of the 8th Air Force's campaign against Germany, being one of the first four "pioneer" groups permanently assigned to the 8th AF. As such, they helped translate pre-war doctrine into effective strategy albeit at a heavy cost in men and aircraft/5(9). “A well-researched, beautifully written, and deeply evocative paean to the rd Heavy Bombardment Group—and all the young American heavy-bomber crewmen who, from to , went out, facing a high probability of death or imprisonment, to grind the German industrial base to dust.”—Eric Hammel, Author of The Road to Big Week/5().
Much of the following historical information on the rd Bombardment Group (H) is from the book, Might in Flight by LtCol Harry D. Gobrecht. The lists of rd BG personnel are the result of years of research by LtCol Edgar C. Miller. th Bombardment Group. Constituted as th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan Activated on 15 Jul Assigned to Second AF. Received personnel in . Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for 1st Lieutenant Joseph F Fahlbusch of the rd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman. Show captionAbout this image of The Men – The Bs – The Missions – The Legacy Dedicated to the 8, men who served in the rd Bombardment Group (H) "Hell's Angels" during World War II. The rd Bomb Group .
This book details the history of the rd Bombardment Group "Hells Angels", one of the pioneering Boeing B equipped bombardment groups of the 8th Air Force during WWII. The rd Bombardment Group was one of the first B units to be assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England in September This title includes a comprehensive listing of missions flown, combat losses and medal winners together with numerous first hand accounts. The first title in the Elite Units series to deal with an American bombardment group, this title focuses on the rd BG, dubbed the 'Hells Angels.' One of the very first B units assigned to the newly created Eighth Air Force in England in September , the rd was in the vanguard of the daylight bombing campaign through to VE-Day. In The Original Hell's Angels: rd Bombardment Group of World War II, you will take an exciting historical journey to meet these men and to experience the total forty-eight missions they flew without having a member wounded or killed before the plane and members of its crew were commissioned to return to America for a war-bond : Arcadia Publishing SC.