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by Tom Glenn

  • ISBN: 076030548X
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Tom Glenn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zenith Press (June 29, 1998)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1742 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1588 kb
  • Other: azw mbr doc lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 145

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P-47 Pilots: The Fighter-Bomber Boys Paperback – June 29, 1998

P-47 Pilots: The Fighter-Bomber Boys Paperback – June 29, 1998. by. Tom Glenn (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. They say there are no foxholes for pilots- in essay after essay, Glenn talks of the deadly flak up to 6600 ft (no, not the 88mm; when that bracketed a formation, the leader just changed course)- they lost many friends to the more numerous quad 20mm. And he writes of watching them explode or just dive into the ground.

P-47 Pilots - The Fighter-Bomber Boys book. This is a book about combat in WWII. Tom Glenn served as a fighter pilot in Europe with the 36th Fighter Group (9th Air Force, USAAF) during the Second World War. While in the Army, he rose to the rank of Captain.

Glenn vividly conveys what it was like to fly the magnificent Thunderbolt into combat, and tells how a ba Join the Fighter-Bomber Boys as they terrorize the crack German ground troops and battle-wise panzer divisions. Live with a squadron of these glory hungry air warriors who dive into battle at 500 mph with their bombs, and fight at treetop level with their machine guns.

P-47 Pilots Glenn Subtitled: The Fighter-Bomber Boys. Join the Fighter-Bomber Boys as they terrorize the crack German ground troops and battle-wise panzer divisions. Live with a squadron of these glory hungry air warriors who dive into battle at 5mph with their bombs, and fight at treetop level with their machine guns.

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P-47 pilots the fighter-bomber boys. GLENN, TOM (Author) MBI Publishing (Publisher). P-47 pilots the fighter-bomber boys. Presentation copy (to Duxford) signed by the author.

I may be biased but the book is as good as any war story written up close

categories: Book, History, Military, Pictorials, World War II, P-47, Air Force, Prairie Dog, Battle of the Bulge, General Patton, Fighter Bomber. Author: Tom Glenn Publisher: Zenith Press. I may be biased but the book is as good as any war story written up close. You can't imagine what it was like for these boys to fly right down the throat of death day after day. They came back with a void in compassion that has lasted a lifetime. It has taken 40 years to get uncle Cap to learn to enjoy family again

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This is the story of young American boys, at the beginning of World War II, that came from every part of the country to Aviation Cadet centers in the major cities of the U.S.A. with high hopes of becoming pilots in the United States Army Air Forces; however, very few would achieve that goal. Only those with above average coordination, hearing, eyesight and physical stamina would be chosen to continue toward their goal. However, the elimination process would continue many times over,and only a select few would achieve their dream of wearing a pair of Silver Wings. The fighter pilot is the lone wolf. He is the only one in the cockpit of his plane. What ever goes wrong he must fix it, If the weather closes in and he gets lost, he is the only that can get him home. But he also must be a team player and the team is his squadron. Fighter pilots have been around since World War I, but now, during World War II, a new and complicated task has been added, some fighter pilots now have to carry bombs and perfect the technique of placing that bomb on an enemy target that is killing our ground troops or destroying our tanks. He must do this regardless of how much antiaircraft fire is coming his way. So now we have a new name to add to the list of warriors, The Fighter-Bomber Boys. From the war in Europe only about three thousand could carry that distinct title. They fought at treetop level, not at five miles above the earth. They lived in tents with mud floors, ate from mess kits, wore G.I. boots, slept in sleeping bags, and were more associated with the ground war than the air war with its massive bombing raids over Germany. If you like war books, this is one you should not miss.

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Manesenci Manesenci
Boy, I sure learned a lot that I didn't know about the P-47, and I have a new, profound respect for the contribution it made in winning WWII.
It was pretty much the "big boy on the block," among fighter planes - in physical size, and ruggedness, and its ability to take a punch and keep flying. Being air-cooled, it eliminated the Achilles' heel of the liquid-cooled engines, which could easily be brought down by taking a hit in any part of the cooling system.
It could - and did - take on and defeat just about anything Germany or Japan could throw up against it, which meant that it achieved air supremacy, and enabled itself to then drop down and do a number on anything and everything on the ground; troops, tanks, trains, gun emplacements, etc, etc.
With that big, powerful (2,000 hp.) radial engine and a 13 ft. four-bladed prop, it could pretty much out-climb and out-dive any other fighter in the air, and make tight turns, and out-maneuver its adversaries.
But with eight 50-cal. machine guns, each one loaded with 500 high-explosive, armor-piercing rounds, it could simply devastate a locomotive, as well as the entire train, with just a few passes, and then turn on the tanks and field gun emplacements - including the quad 20mm cannon, and the dreaded German 88 flak gun, which were both just another target to the P-47.
They could bob and weave like a boxer, dodging upcoming rounds of flak - which they could see coming, all the way - and simply side-slipping the oncoming barrage, while they dove down to the target, dropping 500 or 1,000 lb. bombs on bigger targets like heavy tanks or bridge abutments, and just simply chewing up troops and trucks and gun emplacements with those devastating 50s.
People are always disparaging the M4 tank as being inferior to the German Panzers - but keep in mind that Hitler had been well-prepared for war long before he launched it against the peaceful nations of Europe. The US was absolutely resolved to stay out of the war - the people were, anyway, and that attitude was what made us so ill-prepared when the war did get underway, and we had to almost start from scratch.
Hitler was in love with tanks from the get-go, and although the M4 was pretty much competitive to the early German tanks, it was quickly outclassed by the heavy-duty stuff that Hitler had long since had in the pipeline.
But the P-47 made it a moot point, anyway, because one P-47 was incalculably more valuable than a dozen Panzers.
Of course, a 500 or 1,000 lb. bomb would wipe out any tank, but even the eight 50-cal. machine guns, although they may not penetrate the turret or hull armor of a Tiger tank, definitely did penetrate the deck plates, and destroy the engine, and set the fuel on fire, and blow the tank sky high. Or wreck the treads and the suspension system, and leave it a sitting duck - unable to move.
The various Panzer and Panther and Tiger tanks in Hitler's Wehrmacht were formidable machines, when meeting almost anything head-on, on the ground, but were just as vulnerable from the air as any other vehicle, because they weren't designed to shield themselves from heavy-duty death and destruction being rained down on them from the heavens.
Of course, that whole concept was nothing new to Hitler: Germany had introduced the exact same strategy before, against the civilian population, along with military targets, in Spain - primarily using his devastating Stuka dive-bombers, which emitted a piercing howl as they dove down to the ground, screaming like a banshee, from a siren mounted on the fixed landing gear struts. I guess he sought to scare them to death, in case the pilot's aim was off.
The Nazis were very good at surprise attacks, using deadly overwhelming force on unsuspecting, defenseless civilians.
But they fared somewhat less successfully when they were confronted with even greater overwhelming force against themselves.
In any event, the P-47 was the best weapon we had in the war, and the most feared by our adversaries, because when they saw it coming, they scattered in pure, abject terror.
The P-47 was, literally, a "one-man wrecking crew." It wasn't just an overwhelming force, it was a devastating force.
When a flight of three or four P-47s appeared, "as if by magic," out of nowhere, and started blasting away, it was Katy bar the door, because they pretty much wiped out anything in their path.
Like rabbits trying to keep from being spotted by a hawk: If they couldn't find a hole to hide in, they were in trouble.
Amarin Amarin
They say there are no foxholes for pilots- in essay after essay, Glenn talks of the deadly flak up to 6600 ft (no, not the 88mm; when that bracketed a formation, the leader just changed course)- they lost many friends to the more numerous quad 20mm. And he writes of watching them explode or just dive into the ground.
The chapters are short and cover one or two subjects, such as:
Flying from hastily-built fields in overloaded planes, and the crashes when something went wrong.
Differences between their Ninth Air Force and the better known Eighth A.F. (and the lack of formal 25-mission tours).
Drinking to ease the fear and allow them to get a decent night's sleep.
Parties/ Life in the Field/ the Lack of anywhere to go on Leave/ A visit from Bing Crosby's USO troupe/ Fixing Damaged P-47s
But always, he returns to the subject of killing Nazis with the best plane invented for the purpose. Make no mistake, this warrior identified with the Ground Infantry who needed their pinpoint delivery of bombs or bullets. Prior to a mission, the Squadron briefer might include these words:
'Gentlemen," he begins, "those long range guns are raising hell with our troops. They can cut a company of infantry to pieces in short order, and that's just what they're doing; casualties have been heavy. I can't stress enough the importance of knocking them out. You've got a lot of guys down there depending on you." (p. 84)
And one section discusses the stakes: freedom from dictators who start wars in the first place.
Reading this book is just like an oral history lesson; I would have awarded it five stars, but Glenn engaged in some politician bashing that does not add anything to the sacrifices these pilots and groundcrew made.
See also: To Win The Winter Sky,Thunderbolt Odyssey: P 47 War in Europe.
ZloyGenii ZloyGenii
Except for numerous typographical errors, a nitty, gritty, first hand account that details the trial and tribulations of the fighter-bomber pilot. This is an account that is unusual in that it explains in very personal descriptions not only the thought processes, emotions and feelings of the pilot, but also what was faced being confined in the cockpit for extended periods facing imminent death at any moment. This book could only be improved by judicious proof reading and a bit of editing.
Prorahun Prorahun
Buckle in tight, this author is going to give you one hell of a ride through history. This book is an excellent read about an important part of the air war in Europe during WW2. The book is in need of a good proof reading - lots of misspellings. There was,however, only one factual error - German pilots were required to shoot down 10 aircraft before they could claim the title "Ace." Enjoy!
Bele Bele
This was a very good read,My father was a Thunderbolt pilot with the 36 fighter group 53 fighter squadron,I was to dumb to ask him things I wanted to know about his life when he was alive.Now I have to read about other pilots just to have an idea what it was like for him.What A Fool I was.
Samugul Samugul
Interesting read
Jaberini Jaberini
Well done! Really brings the reader into the action! These pilots have never really received the accolades due them.
The author is a true American hero and one of the most amazing man I have ever met. I feel honored to have a copy of his book.