16 Apr Heavy Bomber Training
Video Summary & Highlights
Wendover Army Air Base spent the majority of World War II as a heavy bomber training base. Join as we learn about heavy bombers, bomber crews, and how Wendover contributed to the strategic bombing offensive by training twenty such groups.
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Here are some sources/recommended readings for the topic of Heavy Bomber training:
Craven, Wesley Frank., and James Lea Cate. The Army Air Forces in World War II. Vol. 6. Washington: D.C., 1983. https://media.defense.gov/2010/Nov/05….
Holland, Malcolm A. Sweatin’ Out the Mission: 8th Air Force Ground Support in World War Two. Stroud, Gloucestershire: History Press, 2010.
Snyder, Steve. Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth. Seal Beach, CA: Sea Breeze Publishing, 2015.
Steinbeck, John. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.
1:05 - Beginnings of Wendover Army Air Base
2:21 - Overview of the Squadron Maintenance Hangars
7:10 - Composition of an aircrew and operational training
11:54 - Creating bonds as aircrew - “Star Valley” crew