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No need to die : American flyers in RAF Bomber Command / Gordon Thorburn.

By: Thorburn, Gordon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sparkford, UK ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Haynes, c2009Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844256525(hbk); 1844256529.Subject(s): Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Bomber Command -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book tells the story of 21 remarkable American men who fought in the air war over Europe with the RAF's two premier Bomber Command squadrons - 9 and 617. Of these men of free will, 15 were killed in action.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword-No Turning Back (p. v)
  • Acknowledgements (p. vii)
  • Prologue (p. ix)
  • 1 This is What We Came For (p. 1)
  • 2 The Earliest Birds (p. 7)
  • 3 Flying in From Canada (p. 19)
  • 4 The Aristocrat and the Ordinary Joe (p. 37)
  • 5 Those About to Die Salute You (p. 57)
  • 6 Now All the Youth of England are on Fire (p. 79)
  • 7 Dam Busters (p. 93)
  • 8 What Shall We Do With a Dam Buster? (p. 119)
  • 9 To Be or Not to Be (p. 131)
  • 10 Special Jobs For Special Men (p. 151)
  • 11 Fate, Time, Occasion, Chance, and Change (p. 159)
  • 12 Secrets One, Two, and Three (p. 173)
  • 13 Time For the Kriegsmarine (p. 187)
  • 14 Flying Into the Sunset (p. 213)
  • Epilogue (p. 233)
  • Bibliography (p. 235)
  • Index (p. 237)