Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Review: A Mighty Fortress

I followed a recommendation posted on the Purple Board For Pilots and downloaded the kindle version of A Mighty Fortress. This book was a quick read. The author, Charles Alling recounted missions and events through out his service with the 34th Bomber Group flying 27 missions in B17's out of Mendlesham, England.
Alling's story, while detailing missions of the 8th Air Force, focused more on the commradire of the crew. The story shows readers how the crews came together with a sense of personal growth and trust. Their mission success and lives depended on that trust and working together.
Charles B. Alling received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters during the Second World War. He graduated from Yale University in 1947. In 1988, he retired and studied Ethics at Oxford University Graduate School in England. In 1989, he founded the Alling Institute for Ethics.

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