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by Jeff Rogers,Rick School

In the bright sunlight at 20,000 feet, the B-17 of the American 351st Bomb Group had nowhere to hide from the German fighters. Explosive shells smashed into a plane named Ten Horsepower. The Copilot was killed, the pilot knocked unconscious. The crippled bomber wavered, then fell away in a steep, spiraling dive. No one expected to see the crew again, but their story was not over. Through eyewintess accounts, combat reports and personal interviews, we get to know ten young men who found themselves in a struggle for survival that tested their courage, faith and commitment to each other. With over 100 photos, charts and maps, Valor at Polebook tells a story that words alone cannot fully decribe.
Download Valor at Polebrook : The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower epub
ISBN: 0967500389
ISBN13: 978-0967500386
Category: No category
Author: Jeff Rogers,Rick School
Publisher: Rick School (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 152 pages
ePUB size: 1154 kb
FB2 size: 1859 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 903
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Great history read!
True life, gripping story. The book leads with the personal background of all those involved and how they came to be together within Ten Horsepower. The book is well written, personal and methodical in the way it transports you to a fateful day in 1944 when two men battled to land a damaged plane with a badly injured crew member still on board. This despite being given the option to bail out. Heroism at its highest and perspectives given from personal eyewitness accounts. A touching story which has a local connection for me.

If you are interested in the WW2 period, aircraft, herosim or all three this is a must read. There are no colour illustrations, only B&W, but the book doesnt need any. I would recommend the book.