Excellent book but depressing that it still goes on. I want to mention again the book " Flying Fortress" by edward Jablonsky which is again in print and is listed on Amazon. Fantastic book about the airplane and the very young pilots, ( often 19-25 yrs. old) who flew them in " the bloody 100th Bomb group . Mostly B17s .most with only around 200 hrs. Total time. Amazing accounts ! I have an old hard copy that I've read at least four times over the years. When one considers the nav. Instruments and radios they used compared to what is common in a small private aircraft today, it's humbling. Many were lost in weather, forming up, etc. much less combat. Big frank Valesh who flew B17 " Hang The Expense" or Robby Rosenthal who flew " Rosie's Riveters" and " Royal Flush" a total of 50 missions. Just amazing stuff!