By Day and By Night – The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story
The third book in the series tells the amazing story of the most renowned bombers of World War II:
America’s B-17 - the ‘Flying Fortress’ - and Britain’s Lancaster Bomber.
The third book in the series tells the amazing story of America’s B-17, the Flying Fortress, and Britain’s Lancaster Bomber, the most renowned bombers of World War II.
The B-17s of the ‘Mighty Eighth’, with its robust unique design, took flight across Europe in broad daylight, at the expense of horrendous losses of men and aircraft. Star of the B-17 section was the Memphis Belle, the first UK-based B-17 to successfully complete 25 missions and return to the USA a true hero.
The B-17’s British counterpart, the Lancaster, is associated in our minds with the legendary raid on the Ruhr Dams by 617 squadron; known as the Dam Busters.