Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific

Stackpole Books
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  • Features dozens of never-before-seen photos of the B-29 in action
  • A fast-paced, riveting account that puts the reader in the cockpit of a four-engine bomber over enemy territory
  • Detailed account of combat, mission by mission

The B-29 bomber was made to soar in thin, cold air, dropping its massive bomb load from heights so great that the crews might never see their targets through the clouds below. That was just fine with Ben Robertson, pilot in command of one of the big four engine bombers hammering Japan to its knees in a nonstop bombing campaign in the Pacific. When General LeMay ordered the B-29s to switch tactics from daylight, high-altitude bombing runs to nighttime, low-level runs, Ben's attitude changed. What was once seen as simply dangerous--bombing Japan--now seemed a whole lot more like suicide.

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About the author

Gordon Bennett Robertson, Jr., flew B-29s in World War II and is president of the 29th Bomb Group Association. He lives in California.

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Publisher
Stackpole Books
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Published on
Dec 31, 2006
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Pages
279
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ISBN
9780811733335
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Aviation
History / Military / World War II
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