Mission 85

The U.S. Eighth Air Force's Battle over Holland, August 19, 1943

Book Description

  • Minute-by-minute chronicle of the U.S. Eighth Air Force's bombing mission against German airfields in Holland
  • Mission came just days after the famous Schweinfurt-Regensburg raid
  • The Americans expected an easy mission, but it proved to be anything but
  • Loaded with firsthand accounts from pilots and crews of bombers and fighters
  • About the Author

    Ivo de Jong, an officer in the Dutch army, has been an international fellow at the U.S. Army War College. He has researched the Eighth Air Force for nearly twenty years and lives in Holland.

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