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  • A Wing and a Prayer

  • The “Bloody 100th” Bomb Group of the US Eighth Air Force in Action over Europe in World War II
  • By: Harry H. Crosby
  • Narrated by: Chris Monteiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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A Wing and a Prayer

By: Harry H. Crosby
Narrated by: Chris Monteiro
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They began operations out of England in the spring of '43. They flew their Flying Fortresses almost daily against strategic targets in Europe in the name of freedom. Their astonishing courage and appalling losses earned them the name that resounds in the annals of aerial warfare and made the "Bloody Hundredth" a legend.

Harry H. Crosby—soon to be portrayed by Anthony Boyle in the miniseries Masters of the Air developed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg—arrived with the very first crews, and left with the very last. After dealing with his fear and gaining in skill and confidence, he was promoted to Group Navigator, surviving hairbreadth escapes and eluding death while leading thirty-seven missions, some of them involving two thousand aircraft. Now, in a breathtaking and often humorous account, he takes us into the hearts and minds of these intrepid airmen to experience both the triumph and the white-knuckle terror of the war in the skies.

©1993, 2000 Harry H. Crosby (P)2023 Tantor

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Captivating listen

In depth description of the terror’s and the glamourous side of being a fly boy officer in WW2

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What an incredibly courageous, insightful and humble man. What he went through and survived in the 100th bombardment group is nothing short of miraculous hit much can be said for his incredible skill as a navigator. He skilfully articulated his aviation experiences in a way that is both rich in technical detail but still accessible snd very human to the lay person.
I feel like a better person after reading this autobiography. Couldn’t recommend it more, a must read!

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