Deadly Sky

  • by John C. McManus
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This insightful chronicle takes listeners inside the experiences of America's fighter pilots and bomber crews, an incredible assortment of men who, in nearly four years of warfare all over the globe, suffered over 120,000 casualties, with over 40,000 killed.
Their stories span the Earth, into every corner of the combat theaters in both Europe and the Pacific. And the aircraft explored are as varied, tough, and legendary as the men who flew them - from the indomitable heavy-duty warhorse that was the B-17 Flying Fortress to the sleek, lethal P-51 Mustang fighter.
In Deadly Sky, master historian John C. McManus goes beyond the familiar tales of aerial heroism, capturing the sights and sounds, the toil and fear, the adrenaline and the pain of the American airmen who faced death with every mission. In this important, thoroughly-researched work, McManus uncovers the true nature of fighting - and dying - in the skies over World War II.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

It's was good,not great but good

I have read a lot of books of WW2. This was one of the first I was glad when it was over. I won't be listening to it again.
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- David Firebaugh

Slow

Repetitious individual stories combined into categories. The category format caused It to Lack flow.
I did find many of the stories interesting, but most were redundant.
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- Edward Chrisopulos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books