Victory!: A World War II Bomber Pilot Memoir
Major Douglas Richards served as a B-24 bomber pilot in the 456th Bomb Group based in Italy during World War II. He saw a lot of heavy combat as a pilot flying missions throughout southern and eastern Europe, including the loss of most of his crew. As he was fairly high ranking, he was aware of the larger strategic picture, but he was low enough ranking to be involved tactically in combat.
VICTORY! follows his entire World War II experience from recruitment to the end of the war. Perhaps the most valuable part of the book to a historian will be the many never before published photographs he took that are included, as well as mission briefs.
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