B-17 Gunner

A World War II Combat Airman’s Journey Through Hell

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About the Book

For three years, Staff Sergeant Charles M. Eyer served as a B-17 ball turret gunner over Europe during World War II. Based in part a secret journal he kept as a prisoner of war, this book records Eyer’s firsthand account of his harrowing 59 combat missions (B-17 crewmen could not expect survive 10), his escape from a burning B-17 deep inside Germany, the horrors of confinement in a Nazi POW camp, and his endurance of an 80-day forced march during the brutal winter of 1944–45.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Kleinsmith is a retired United States Army Master Sergeant, and is also retired from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Craig A. Kleinsmith
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8329-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4115-7
Imprint: McFarland