The Last of the Combat B-17 Drivers (Paperback)


1A-lob17d (Paperback)

The Last of the Combat B-17 Drivers is the compelling and detailed personal account of Col. Harold D. Weekley,USAF (Ret.), 398th Bomb Group pilot, and the last combat B-17 First Pilot of World War II to fly the Boeing B-17 as pilot-in-command into the new millennium. This comprehensive work combines Col. Weekley's keen recollections with documented historical facts to describe his experiences as highly-trained U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in World War II, notably his combat missions aboard the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress as a First Pilot flying from wartime Nuthampstead, England; his shoot down and bailout over enemy-occupied France; his escape and evasion from enemy forces; and his eventual repatriation to friendly forces. This book concludes by describing Col. Weekley's close association with the legendary B-17 into the twenty-first century. Throughout this 352-page work, Col. Weekley shares unabashedly his lasting love of his wife, family, and country. This book is abundantly illustrated with over 200 rarely seen black and white photographs, eight appendices, a comprehensive index, and hard-to-find information. Signed by Harold D. Weekley and Jim Zazas

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