Hit The Target: Eight Men Who Led the Eighth Air Force Victory over the Luftwaffe

Author(s): Bill Yenne


Barely a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Army formed its Eighth Air Force, the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing, with the goal of defeating the Third Reich from the air. The men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood. Hit the Target introduces readers to those who made the Eighth Air Force the formidable juggernaut it soon became, whose careers paralleled the early history of aviation and who helped to revolutionize airborne warfare and win World War II.


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Praise for" Big Week" The author provides a day-by-day account of what took place as German industrial facilities were targeted for attack. Yenne skillfully situates the action, pulling together various threads. . . Well-written and fast-paced, this will be compelling to specialists and general readers alike. "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "Aces High" This is the greatest flying story of all time. . . If there was ever an aviation tale that had all the elements of an old school Hollywood blockbuster, Bill Yenne s "Aces High" is it. Wake up, Spielberg. This is the screenplay you ve been looking for. Dan Roam, author of "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas""

Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books, especially on aviation and military history, including "Big Week" and "Aces High." He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780425274187
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : New American Library
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Yenne
  • : Paperback
  • : 370