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The man who flew the Memphis Belle : memoir of a WWII bomber pilot / Robert Morgan with Ron Powers.

By: Morgan, Robert, 1918-.
Contributor(s): Powers, Ron.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Caliber, 2011, c2001Description: 388 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451233523 (pbk.).Subject(s): Morgan, Robert, 1918- | Memphis Belle (B-17 bomber) | United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, AmericanDDC classification:
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]). -The autobiography of Morgan, whose B-17 was made famous by a 1944 documentary, and his combat missions over Europe and Japan.
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'A BOOK THAT NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN WHILE THE BEST MAN TO WRITE IT STILL COULD.' - BOOKLIST THE RIVERTING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF A PILOT, HIS CREW, AND HIS LEGENDARY AIRPLANE - WRITTEN WITH RON POWERS, COWRITER OF THE # 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest Generation who fought in America's greatest battles-and of the war one man waged both in and out of the skies. High-spirited Robert Morgan was transformed from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts into a steel-nerved pilot forged in the cauldron of World War II's most dangerous and desperate aerial encounters. This is the triumphant tale of that transformation-and of the plane and crew that never failed to bring him back home. 'AS THE MOST CELEBRATED AMERICAN BOMBER PILOT OF WORLD WAR II, ROBERT MORGAN HAS A REMARKABLE STORY TO TELL, AND HE TELLS IT CANDINLY AND LUCIDLY IN AMAZINGLY RECALLED DETAIL.' - BRIG. GEN. HENRY C. HUGLIN, USAF, RET.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]).

Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]). -The autobiography of Morgan, whose B-17 was made famous by a 1944 documentary, and his combat missions over Europe and Japan.

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