The War of the Cottontails: Memoirs of a WW II Bomber Pilot

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9780912697963: The War of the Cottontails: Memoirs of a WW II Bomber Pilot

A masterfully written story of a young American pilot's experiences as a member of the 450th Bombardment Group in the air war against Nazi Germany's Fortress in Europe in 1944. 30 photos.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Cubbins's account of his participation in U.S. bombing missions against well-defended Nazi war plants and oil refineries in central Europe is unusually detailed and suspenseful. Most of his memoir, however, has to do with his incarceration in a POW camp in Bucharest and morale problems in a prison that lacked strong internal leadership. Ironically, life became more difficult after Rumania pulled out of the war and freed the prisoners: the area was flooded with retreating German troops, and the ex-prisoners were terrified that they were to be rounded up by the Nazis. Also, the Germans wrought revenge on their former Rumanian ally by saturation bombing raids on Bucharest. Cubbins's account of survival in this Scylla and Charybdis situation vividly conveys the nightmarishness of the ordeal. In a thrilling climax, the senior American in the group arranged a dangerous flight to a U.S. air base in Italy, in a German plane piloted by a Rumanian, where he organized the first large-scale air rescue in history. Photos. Military Book Club dual main selection.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

The author, a veteran of 15 combat missions in B-24s (their white-painted rudders both gave them their nickname and made them favorite targets of the Luftwaffe ), was captured and imprisoned after being hit by flak over Rumania. When Rumania capitulated to a coup in August 1944, Cubbins was among the 1000 downed Allied airmen who found themselves huddling in bombed buildings in Bucharest as the retreating Nazis tried to kill them with air attacks. His ordeal is recounted with vivid detail, intelligence, and even some humor. The first half of the memoir is a gripping story of aerial combat over Europe. A sharply defined view of the 15th Air Force and the men who fought in it; well worth the attention of students of the period. Military Book Club dual main selection.
- Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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William R. Cubbins
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