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  • Published: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780425274187
  • Imprint: Nal
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.99
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Hit the Target: Eight Men who Led The Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe



From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, come the stirring true story of the Eight Air Force in World War 11.

From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, come the stirring true story of the Eight Air Force in World War 11.

Barely a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, The US Army formed its Eight Air Force, the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing, with the goal of defeating the Third Reich from the air. The men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood.

Hit the Targetintroduces readers to those who made the Eighth Air Force the formidable juggernaut it soon became. Men of all ranks, from General Tooey Spaatz, the hard-driving founding commander, to Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the hero who led the first air raid on Japan, to Maynard “Snuffy” Smith, the irascible first airman in Europe to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The story of the Mighty Eighth is told through these men, whose careers paralleled the early history of aviation and who helped to revolutionize airborne warfare and win World War 11.

Includes Photos

  • Published: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780425274187
  • Imprint: Nal
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.99
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Bill Yenne scores another bull's-eye with Hit the Target . . . This is a story everyone should know

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The story of the mighty United States Eighth Air Force is one for the ages

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A stunning achievement

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