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To Kingdom Come - An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War over Germany-logo

To Kingdom Come - An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War over Germany

Robert J. Mrazek

On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth Air Force took off from England, bound for Stuttgart, Germany, to bomb Nazi weapons factories. Dense clouds obscured the targets, and one commander's critical decision to circle three times over the city-and its deadly flak-would prove disastrous. Forty-five planes went down that day, and hundreds of men were lost or missing. Focusing on first-person accounts of six of the B-17 airmen, award-winning author Robert J. Mrazek vividly re-creates the fierce air battle and reveals the astonishing valor of the airmen who survived being shot down-and the tragic fate of those who did not.

On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth Air Force took off from England, bound for Stuttgart, Germany, to bomb Nazi weapons factories. Dense clouds obscured the targets, and one commander's critical decision to circle three times over the city-and its deadly flak-would prove disastrous. Forty-five planes went down that day, and hundreds of men were lost or missing. Focusing on first-person accounts of six of the B-17 airmen, award-winning author Robert J. Mrazek vividly re-creates the fierce air battle and reveals the astonishing valor of the airmen who survived being shot down-and the tragic fate of those who did not.
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History

Description:

On September 6, 1943, three hundred and thirty-eight B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the American Eighth Air Force took off from England, bound for Stuttgart, Germany, to bomb Nazi weapons factories. Dense clouds obscured the targets, and one commander's critical decision to circle three times over the city-and its deadly flak-would prove disastrous. Forty-five planes went down that day, and hundreds of men were lost or missing. Focusing on first-person accounts of six of the B-17 airmen, award-winning author Robert J. Mrazek vividly re-creates the fierce air battle and reveals the astonishing valor of the airmen who survived being shot down-and the tragic fate of those who did not.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

10h 43m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

44:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:40


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

17:12


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:11


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

26:04


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

15:20


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:34


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

22:40


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

12:18


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:20


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:54


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:41


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

14:29


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

14:06


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

15:24


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

24:04


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

15:17


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

17:44


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:56


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

04:50


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

14:20


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

16:19


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

15:02


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

06:46


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

26:31


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

04:21


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

16:22


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

19:28


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

17:00


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

49:16


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

33:44


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

00:25