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The mighty Eighth units, men, and machines : a history of the US 8th Air Force by Roger A. Freeman

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Published by Jane"s in London .
Written in English


  • United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American

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Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

StatementRoger A. Freeman ; with colour drawings by John B. Rabbets.
LC ClassificationsD790 .F655 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination311 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2474876M
ISBN 10071060355X
LC Control Number87205777

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