Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
Title THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Edition First Edition
Publisher Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997
1574270664 / 9781574270662
Seller ID 12743
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Dust jacket has very miner edge wrinkling, very light rubbing.