Combat Crew

  • by John Comer
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943, when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80 percent. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occurred. Comer vividly creates his experiences as top-turret gunner/flight engineer in a B-17 squadron that was thrown against the best pilots the Luftwaffe could offer. In 1943 the army air force had no long-range fighters to protect the B-17s as they flew deep into enemy territory. Immediate, straightforward, and compelling, Combat Crew is a classic of aerial warfare.

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Gripping

I could not put this book down. What an insight. Fear, excitement, tragedy, desperation, exhilaration, relief all in one book. It took you into the middle of what must have been hell at 25,000 feet. 40 below, on oxygen with 109s coming out of the sun.
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possibly the best of the genre

A charismatic narration of an engineer/gunner's war. Probably what audio-books were made for. Buy it!
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- M. A. Burgess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio