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  • The Fall of Fortresses

  • The Classic Account of One of the Most Daring and Deadly Air Battles of WWII
  • By: Elmer Bendiner
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Military

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Publisher's Summary

On an August morning in England in 1943, a group of American airmen were told that before the day was out they would deliver the blow that would win the war.

Flying the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, their mission was to destroy the industrial facilities that kept the Nazi war machine in business-Schweinfurt's ball-bearing factories.

But a determined and ferocious defense awaited the bomber crews of the USAAF's Mighty 8th.

Somehow, navigator Elmer Bendiner and his crew survived, their faithful B-17, Tondelayo, carrying them home. Hundreds of their young compatriots did not.

Vivid, powerful, and often viscerally engaging, The Fall of Fortresses is a stunning testament to the skill, courage, and sacrifice of the men who fought in World War II's deadliest campaign.

©1980 Elmer Bendiner (P)2021 Tantor

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