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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.

©1988 John Comer (P)2015 Tantor

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Very interesting und detailed first-hand report from a B-17 turret gunner and flight engineer about his (first) 25-missions tour when he was based in Southern England in 1943/44. As Mr Comer was somewhat older than his crewmates his diary is maybe more deeply thought through than usual reports, even kind of respectful against his former opponents.

The reading by Mr Lawlor is really great and helps visualising the situations and emotions perfectly!