A Pilot’s View of World War II

“Hitler built a fortress around Europe, but he forgot to put a roof on it.” —Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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A Pilot’s View of World War II. By Winifed Tappan. True story of Bob Boecking, a World War II bomber pilot who flew a B-17 Flying Fortresses in the 379th Heavy Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Stationed at Kimbolten Air Field, England, Boecking flew 36 missions over Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France in 1944. The book also includes a first-person account of what it was like to be ‘on the ground’ when Boecking’s squadron was dropping bombs from above, thus relaying ‘both sides of the story.’Tappan’s ‘Author’s Notes’ include historical references and comments.  Illustrated.  Includes historic photographs, Mission Target Map, and 38 pages from the pilot’s hand-written Mission Journal.

First Place, Military History, 2016 CIPA, EVVY awards.
BISAC: HIS027100      HISTORY / Military / World War II BIO008000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
By Winifred Tappan.  Published by San Juan Publishing Group, Inc.

REVIEWS

Review:  “I found that journal entries gave great insight into the day-to-day lives of those who fought with the 8th Air force during the Second World War. I also thought the author’s notes do an exceptional job of clarifying and elaborating on Boecking’s story.”
— Alan Renga, Archivist. San Diego Air & Space Museum.

SKU: B007SC-WT15 Winifred Tappan
6×9. Soft cover, Color. Illustrated with Annotated Index and List of Illustrations, 106 pgs.

ISBN: 978-0-9771376-7-1.  |   LOC: 1015939412
BISAC: HIS027100      HISTORY / Military / World War II BIO008000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
ISBN: 978-1-7336234-0-7   |   LOC: 2019900544
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