The Sky Scorpions: The Story of the 389th Bomb Group in World War II

The Sky Scorpions: The Story of the 389th Bomb Group in World War II

By: Ron MacKay (author)Hardback

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The 389 Bomb Group was unique among all Groups assigned to the 8th USAAF because it actually commenced operations in July 1943 out of North Africa that culminated in the infamous Ploesti mission on 1 August. After returning to England in September, the combat crews joined in on the grim duty of hammering Nazi Germany's industrial resource. By April 1945, 321 missions had been flown during which over 17,000 tons of ordnance was dropped. The cost was 153 B-24s MIA or lost over England. Known as the "Sky Scorpions" from their detachment in North Africa, the Hethel-based unit also provided the initial numbers of PFF-equipped aircraft for the 2nd Bomb Division.

About Author

Ron Mackay's literary career in WWII aviation history has spanned four decades, with coverage of the Royal Air Force, Luftwaffe, and USAAF being completed in almost equal measure.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764324222
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780764324222
  • weight: 1980
  • ISBN10: 0764324225

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