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I read many of the reviews of this book and ...
on November 22, 2017
I read many of the reviews of this book and thought the 1 star reviewers were spot on. It was very juvenile writing and being a retired military pilot myself felt the author was way out of his element. Everyone bails out except the belly gunner who is trapped in his bubble. 10 minutes later he has managed to manually crank his bubble into the plane, finds his chute, bails out and the rip cord doesn't do anything. He pulls the chute out of its pack to deploy it and is still at 10,000 feet. During that time if the pilot had delayed the bail out command, he could have had everyone 60 miles closer to 'home plate'. In another accounting, a B-17 follows another crippled B-17 down while the crew is bailing out but doesn't see the pilot and copilot bail out, and is so intent on observing that both bombers fly into a mountain! That was when I said enuf is enuf!