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Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer

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Special Edition Acknowledgments Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Hullar's Crew Chapter 2: The ETO Chapter 3: Moleworth and the 303rd Bomb Group Chapter 4: Introduction to Combat: Amiens, August 15, 1943 and Le Bourget, August 16, 1943 Chapter 5: "We're Veterans After That One!": Schweinfurt, August 17, 1943 Chapter 6: "This One Was Going to Be a 'Milk Run'": Gilze Rijen, August 19, 1943 Chapter 7: "They Didn't Have a Prayer!": Watten, August 27, 1943 Chapter 8: "By This Time Things Were Really Screwed Up": Amiens, August 31, 1943 Chapter 9: "And I for One Said a Little Prayer": Stuttgart, September 6, 1943 Chapter 10: "A Horrible Fiasco": Nantes, September 16, 1943 Chapter 11: "Don't Let That Happen to You": Emden, October 2, 1943 Chapter 12: "Black Week" Begins: Bremen, October 8, 1943 Chapter 13: "We Were All So Scared": Munster, October 10, 1943 Chapter 14: "Schweinfurt Again!": Black Thursday, October 14, 1943 Chapter 15: Schweinfurt Postmortem: October 15-19, 1943 Chapter 16: "I Could Even See England": Duren, October 20, 1943 Chapter 17: A Week at the "Rest Home": October 22-27, 1943 Chapter 18: "Those Lightnings Were Beautiful That Day": Wilhelmshaven, November 3, 1943 Chapter 19: The Silence Before the Storm: November 4-25, 1943 Chapter 20: The Battle of Bremen Begins: November 26, 1943 Chapter 21: Star Dust: Bremen, November 26, 1943 Chapter 22: Sawicki's Sacrifice: Bremen, November 29, 1943 Chapter 23: The Battle of Bremen Continued: December 1-December 16, 1943 Chapter 24: "Half a Wing, Three Engines, and a Prayer": Bremen, December 20, 1943 Chapter 25: Jersey Bounce Jr.: Bremen, December 20, 1943 Chapter 26: "Rocket Area in France": Vacqueriette, December 24, 1943 Chapter 27: "We Had 10/10 Clouds jUnder Us the Whole Time": Ludwigshafen, December 30, 1943 Chapter 28: Combat Stress: The Tour Takes Its Toll Chapter 29: Duel With a Smokescreen: Kiel, January 4, 1944 Chapter 30: "The Biggest Ball of Flame I Have Ever Seen": Kiel, January 5, 1944 Chapter 31: Laurels and Disaster: Oschersleben, January 11, 1944 Chapter 32: Aftermaths of Oschersleben, January 11-13, 1944 Chapter 33: Hell's Angels: January 14-20, 1944 Chapter 34: "A 'No Ball' Target in France: Beaulieu, January 21, 1944 Chapter 35: A Mission With Lewis E. Lyle: Frankfurt, January 29, 1944 Chapter 36: Fowler's Fate: Frankfurt, January 29, 1944 Chapter 37: The Last Mission: Bernberg, February 20, 1944 Chapter 38: The Beginnings of Victory: "Big Week" and Beyond Chapter 39: Epilogue: Old Soldiers Who Don't Fade Away APPENDIX I * Honor Role of 303rd Bomb Group (H) * Personnel Killed, Wounded, or Missing in Action During the Hullar Crew's Tour: August 12, 1943 - February 20, 1944 APPENDIX II * Suggestions for Further Reading and Research Index

About the Author

Brian D. O'Neill, is the General Counsel of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, the famous aviation company that manufactured the Curtiss P-40 fighter and the B-17's Wright Cyclone engines during World War II. Before becoming an attorney, he served with the U.S. Navy as a detroyer gunner officer and shipyard repair officer. An avid student of Eighth Air Force history, he resides in East Windsor, New Jersey.

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