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YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II. - Klinkowitz, Jerome.
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1996, ISBN: 9780813119618

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Misas Books, Tunbridge Wells, (1993), first edition. 154 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361195 "This is the story of a young infantry soldier in World War Two; the training and social life within a group of eighteen year old boys, who two years later in 1944 were to take t heir place in the spearhead of the British/Canadian offensive, as the pivot of the Allied thrust. After basic training, we follow the author through specialist training for infantry support groups with the Vickers machine gun and the 4.2 i n c h m o r t a r. In spite of the rigours of preparing for the greatest invasion in history, life was often exciting and enjoyable, with the bonuses of comradeship, and the opportunity to stretch fledgling wings, away from the parental nest. M os t of t h e yo un g me n had had little experience of travel, and the girls from far away towns and villages were there to be wooed, and perhaps won....The story is mostly fact, with incidents amalgamated and modified, to give greater coherence a nd in ter est . T he pla ce s a re real, and many of the people are real - others, again, are amalgams of several met during the years 1942-1944. The account of the training is pretty accurate, but some of the 'social' incidents have been modified bu t m aint ain th e e sse ntia l a tmos phere of the times. Younger readers will appreciate the tremendous upheaval in the lives of their fathers and uncles - and, indeed, grandfathers! Older readers will give a few wry smiles, remembering some of t heir own expe rie nces of the t ime. " De scribed as 'an autobiographical novel'. Very light edge wear, tiny dint to bottom of front board, slight bump at bottom of spine, small faint stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/ wrink ling. VG /VG+., Misas Books, Tunbridge Wells, (1993), first edition., University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996. 148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine., University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.

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[PU: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.], SECOND, AERIAL OPERATIONS, PERSONAL NARRATIVES, B-17, B-24, BATTLE BRITAIN, BLOODY SKIES, EAGLE SQUADRONS, FW-190, FOURTH FIGHTER GROUP, VERN HAUGLAND, HURRICANES, EUGENE FLETCHER, P-51, ME-109, LUFTWAFFE, MESSERSCHMITT, LEROY NEWBY, P-47, PLOESTI, Jacket, 148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine

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[PU: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.], SECOND, AERIAL OPERATIONS, PERSONAL NARRATIVES, B-17, B-24, BATTLE BRITAIN, BLOODY SKIES, EAGLE SQUADRONS, FW-190, FOURTH FIGHTER GROUP, VERN HAUGLAND, HURRICANES, EUGENE FLETCHER, P-51, ME-109, LUFTWAFFE, MESSERSCHMITT, LEROY NEWBY, P-47, PLOESTI, Jacket, 148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine

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University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.. 148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813119618 "At first there were just a few, a scant seven Americans who in 1940 volunteered for the Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. One of them, a Mi nnesota farm boy named Art Donahue, lived long enough to write about it, and with his 1941 account ('Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire') began a series of memoirs that now number in the hundreds. (This book) examines more than one hundred narrativ e a c counts of the air war over Europe written since 1941 by American flyers. The experience of combat inspired these men to combine exquisite descriptions with probing thoughtfulness. But the differences in their roles in the war, whether hotsh ot fi gh ters or beleaguered bomber crew members, affects how they tell their stories. (The author) weaves these individual accounts into a tightly drawn, highly readable book while letting the flyers speak in their own words." Tiny stain at bott om o f b oth front endpapers, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked. Very Good+/Fine., University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.

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YANKS OVER EUROPE: AMERICAN FLYERS IN WORLD WAR II

In 1940 seven Americans volunteered for the British Royal Air Force in time to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. Within a year, by the time the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States abruptly into World War II, 243 other Americans flew for the Royal Air Force in three Eagle Squadrons, units that in early 1942 became the nucleus of the United States Army Air Force's 4th Fighter Group. American combat in the European and Mediterranean theaters of World War II took on many dimensions, and Jerome Klinkowitz gathers for the first time important portions of over a hundred accounts of the European air war as written or told by the flyers themselves. This series of memoires begins with the accounts of Art Donahue, a Minnesota farm boy who lived long enough to write about his part in the war in Tally-Ho! Yankee in a Spitfire. Within a year Donahue had been joined by over two hundred of his countrymen, some of whom had been inspired by his book to serve in the RAF. Here came the fighter jocks, from John Godrey to Chuck Yeager, some of whom would be as flamboyant in their writing as in their flying. Then came the bombers, massive formations of appropriately named Flying Fortresses that with their ten-man crews carried the air war into Germany. Here everyone had a story, too, from Bomb Group Commander Beirne Lay Jr. to top turret gunner John Comer. And from each crew station the story was a bit different, from holding steady on a bomb run through nightmare flak to nursing a wounded buddy all the way back to base in England.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780813119618
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0813119618
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Publishing year: 1996
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996.

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