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Combat Crew is John Comer's memoir about the air war over Europe.

Full Synopsis
John Comer kept a journal of the twenty-five 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.

Combat Crew

The Story of 25 Combat Missions Over Europe From the Daily Journal of a B-17 Gunner

Author John Comer

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Publication date May 5, 2015

Running time 11 hrs

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