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A Mighty Fortress is a mighty good book! By Thriftbooks. com User, November 27, 2002. Very much worth reading - Charles Alling's A Mighty Fortress gives us unique insights about leadership and bravery during the latter half of World War 2, and how a young lad was thrust into the epicenter of some of the toughest and most dangerous bombing missions flown over Germany. Thoughtul, sensitive, poignant, and very real history.
Charles B. Alling received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Ai. .
The book gives a unique insight into the lives of one crew of one plane as the War neared its end. Charles B. Alling received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters during the Second World War. He graduated from Yale University in 1947.
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In this book, the author tells his own World War II story. This fits the very definition of a remembrance type book as opposed to a history book but for me, A Mighty Fortress works equally well either way. Charles Alling was raised in New Jersey and arrived in Britain in the fall of 1944 as a pilot of a B-17 Fortress with the 34th Bomb Group based at Mendlesham in Suffolk. After flying his initial missions over France and Germany, he was selected as a lead pilot. Sometimes that meant he flew the lead plane in one of the.
A Mighty Fortress: Lead Bomber Over Europe. A Mighty Fortress - Chuck Alling. You took over this manuscript after I had given it the best I had. Photo on pages xiv, 20, 26, 44, 50, 68, 76, 90, 106, 120, 138, 150, 160, and 172 courtesy of USAAF.
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A Mighty Fortress: Lead .has been added to your Cart. It covers the role of the "lead" bomber in the stream and the inherent dangers thereof. That Alling and his crew survived is extraordinary in and of itself, only nearly to perish flying home. Fine book, well written. 2 people found this helpful.