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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press (June 29, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076030548X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760305485
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Air Power History, Spring 2007

“[P-47 Pilots] provides a valuable and much-needed account of the important role played by tactical air forces. Glenn speaks with the indelible authority of one who has been in the middle of events he boldly describes. Vividly capturing for his reader the true essence of what it was like to have fought – often at tree-top level – over the battlefields of Europe during World War II, the importance of his work quickly comes into focus. It provides the historical record with a primary account of the combat conditions and experiences encountered by the tactical air forces during the allied operations in Europe in the waning days of the war.”

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I have read several WWII pilot memoirs.
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Tom Glenn tells an exceptional story exceptionally well.
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We owe Mr. Glenn a double debt of gratitude.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By robert budnik on July 23, 2000
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We owe Mr. Glenn a double debt of gratitude. He put his life on the line as a P-47 pilot in WWII and now he has put his experience in writing which has to be a courageous act in itself. I have read many accounts of aerial warfare. Mr. Glenn's Fighter Bomber Boys is by far the most exciting and captivating. This book is destined to become a military history classic. Finally a book to fill in a critical missing gap in the history of airwar, that of the P-47 pilot's down and dirty and tragic story of the strafing and bombing of the enemy. Mr. Glenn has a thoroughly unpretentious and enjoyable style of prose. His chapters are short, to the point, and graphic. You simultaneously feel that you are looking over his shoulder as he progresses through the war and you feel as if you are sitting across from him in his living room as he recounts his experiences. The book is a sheer joy to read. Mr. Glenn pulls no punches. Be prepared for the real nitty-gritty of the fighter pilot's struggle for survival. I am the son of a 9th Air Force P-47 Fighter Bomber pilot. My Dad could only tell me very little before emotionally choking up. Thank you Mr. Glenn for having the courage to put your experience in writing. You have helped me to further understand and appreciate my father.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Susan A. England on August 2, 2000
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Tom Glenn tells an exceptional story exceptionally well. Glenn brings you into his cockpit and his muddy tent. There you can inhale the horrifying, glorifying experiences of these air warriors. In their Thunderbolts, the fighter bomber pilots soar beyond incredible and dive to the brink of impossible. The book is insightful, riveting and an eye-opener. If you only have room for one book in your current time/money budget--pick this one. Sadly, the missions, the contributions, the victories (& the staggering casualty rate) of the fighter bomber pilot is barely mentioned or omitted entirely from most WWII chronicles. My thanks to Tom Glenn for not letting this bit of history disappear and to he and his fellow pilots who risked all for us.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Ormond on March 16, 2000
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I read this book and loved that Tom Glenn pulled no punch in telling the story of himself and other pilots who did one of the most dangerous pilot jobs in WWII - Air Ground attack. Both my father and uncle were fighter pilots who did not survive the WWII. Tom's book gave me a window into their world which I would not other wise found. There is some much written about air to air combat but so little about this critical part of WWII History.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles L. Roy Downing on May 5, 2003
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This has got to be the best publication on P-47 air to ground work. The author details information such that you feel that you are right in the middle of the action. A very well put together piece of work. well worth the expense of purchasing and reading, for those interested in this type of action and history of the WW II Air War. I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave K on November 28, 2009
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I have read several WWII pilot memoirs. IMO, Tom Glenn's account of his days as a fighter-bomber pilot in a P-47 in the last year of the war is one of the best-on a par with Charles Lamb's classic account of his Fairey Swordfish career "To War in a Stringbag". The P-47 did double duty in WWII-as a fighter plane in air-to-air combat and as a primarily air-to-ground aircraft. Glenn flew his in the air-to-ground role, hence the title "Fighter-Bomber Boys".

Glenn provides great insight to the "citizen soldier" concept of America in WWII. Death and carnage would shock most people in everyday life, but Glenn shows how the fighter-bomber boys had to rise above such squeamishness and sensibilities and become numb to such horrors in order to continue doing a dangerous and important job. A telling story is when Glenn describes accidentally running into a pedestrian who had walked in front of his car after he returned home from the war. Glenn felt bad for the old guy, but was ready to move on from the accident almost immediately. He had lost the ability to stand around and grieve and angst over such an event, because that was what was required of a pilot in WWII. One could not get lost in loss and grief when it was a day-to-day occurrence as it was for the fighter-bomber boys. He really shows the difficulty of returning to normalcy after daily exposure to death and destruction.

Glenn describes the strategy behind the use of the P-47 as a ground attack weapon. Patton felt that the fighter-bomber boys could serve as a protective flank for his ground troops as they moved across France and Germany. Strafing and troop support were their primary occupations in the final campaigns.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Honest John on March 14, 2009
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I completely agree with all the previous reviews about how written this book is and how the chapters convey personal war experiences and viewpoints which others have not described. I've read many personal memoirs of WWII, and this is one of the best. And if you've ever wondered what fighter pilots do when they need to "answer nature's call", then you will learn things like that as well as more substantive experiences in WWII. Truly a classic war memoir and a good read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ken on August 20, 2001
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Ihave the good fortune to know someone who flew with Mr. Glen, who wrote this book. I have read the book over and over. It makes you feel as though you are right there in the cockpit with them, which is something I have dreamed about doing since I was a child. These men truly were a breed apart. This book is time well invested for the Thunderbolt enthusiast.
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Tom Glenn was born in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2923. as a kid, he raced hot rod cars and when the war started, he wanted to become a fighter pilot and he did. After training in the P-47 Thunderbolt, he was sent to Europe, where he flew 50 combat missions as one of the Fighter-Bomber Boys. After the war, Tom joined the California National Guard. No longer able to fly high performance fighters, due to combat injuries, Tom's battlefield experience was vital, so he was assigned chief aide to the Commanding General, serving six months front line combat in that position.

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