Brave Man Fallen: The Story of the Man, His Crew, Their Planes and His Final Mission, Regensburg, Germany, 25 February 1944
by Richard J. Voynik
Merriam Press World War II Biography
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This is the story of Voynik's boyhood idol, Pete Rosko, who became a bombardier aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress during 1944, flying from Deopham Green Airbase, England, with the 452nd Bomb Group, U.S. Eighth Army Air Force.
Included is the bombardier's personal war diary as well as biographies and memories of the three surviving crew members.
A moving tribute to those who served in the Eighth Air Force and died, and to the few who survive today.
Includes the mission diary of "F.W." Stoldt, the ball turret gunner, who passed away on 24 May 2004, additional details from Tom Dickenson, co-pilot, who passed away on 11 July 2004, and from the family of the late Placido Andrade, including many photos of the crew and aircraft.
In addition, the publisher's files have been utilized to add numerous other images that depict what life was like for a B-17 bomber crew, from mission start to end.
168 6x9-inch pages, 88 photos, 1 cutaway drawing, 3 documents, 5 full-color insignia illustrations
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