The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle

The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle A Story Of War Above 20,000 Feet Is Told By The Leader Of The First Bombing Crew To Survive Twenty Five Daylight Missions Over The Danger Filled Skies Of Occupied France And Nazi Germany And Return To The United States. Well, that was disappointing I m not going to rate this book since, technically, I didn t read it I literally skimmed the whole thing in about thirty minutes I did make a couple notes though, stuff about B 17s and USAAF life during the war But as for the book it s self Nope First off, there s loads of language Augh, it just really irks me Must you cuss every other sentence _ Also, I know it s a biograph
This is about Robert Morgan and his life leading up to becoming the pilot who flew the Memphis Belle to 25 missions while in Europe I was hoping forof a description of some of the missions, but his input on everything else that was going on was great After he was sent home after accomplishing 25 missions he still wanted to contribute and was sent to the Western front in the Pacific and flew another 26 missions, which is amazing The odds of that happening must have been too high to imagi This is about Robert Morgan and his life leading up to becoming the pi
I enjoyed this book because this was a true tale of courage and sacrifice Robert Morgan and his crew lived through 25 bombing missions and the writing help of Ron Powers makes this book a well done memoir. Very engaging I m not usually big on memoirs but this was easy to get into and get lost in. Leaving aside the question of historical accuracy except for one comment I was a little unconvinced by Morgan s soliloquy s on WW II grand strategy, such as his explanations of how the war in Russia was fought, and other things that he as a 23 25 year old bomber pilot would have known little about and perhaps cared even less These parts of the book come across as forced.Having said that, however, I have no doubt Morgan felt them necessary to put the overall story into context, and they do tha Leaving aside the question of historical accuracy except for one comment I was a little unconvinced by Morgan s soliloquy s on WW II grand strategy, such as his explanatio
This is an incredible book, providing both a detailed look at what it was like to fly bombers during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters , as well as an incredibly intimate look at the impact it had on the life of the author Robert Morgan enjoyed a rather privileged childhood, growing up on and around the Vanderbilt s Bilt estate in North Carolina He was a reckless young man who joined the army because he knew his services were likely to be needed and because he wanted This is an incredible book, providing both a detailed look at what it was like to fly bombers during
Col Morgan does a great job telling his story From his early life, living at the Built estates in NC to basic to being the first B 17 pilot to bring his crew home after 25 missions He talks about his missions in the Europen theater of the war and even going on to fly in the Doolittle raids over Japan This man flew a total of 51 missions 25 over Europe and 26 over in the Pacific theater when the average crew flew about 8 or 10 i dont recall the exact number it may be higher or lower It Col Morgan does a great job telling his story From his early life, living at the Built estates in NC to basic to being the first B 17 pilot to bring his crew home after 25 missions He talks about his missions in the Europen theater of the war and even going on to fly in the Doolittle raids over Japan This man flew a total of 51 missions 25 over Europe and 26 over in the Pacific theater when the average crew flew about 8 or 10 i dont recall the exact number it may be
I honour all those who fought in the battles in the sky including Robert Morgan and I m pretty sure it s nothing to do with the book itself or the way it was written, but sadly I couldn t get into this book I found myself skipping large chunks of it which I loathe myself for doing I think it s one of those books that is going to get popped back on the shelf and one day I ll pick it up and read a fewpages before putting it back until finally getting to the end one day From a technical po I honour all those who fought in the battles in the sky including Robert Morgan and I m pretty sure it s nothing to do with the book itself or the way it was written, but sadly I couldn t get into this book I found myself skipping large chunks of it which I loathe myself for doing I think it s one of those books that is going to get popped back on the shelf and one day I ll pick it up and read a fewpages before putting it back until finally getting to the e
Never have I read a historical autobiography that kept me so engaged until I read The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle Robert Morgan does an excellent job of fusing his entertaining personal life with the grit of flying B 17s and B 29s in the European and Pacific theaters of WWII Morgan openly and seamlessly discusses his many lovers and failed relationships while integrati
Nice personal insight into the generation of WWII and this man specifically Since I am a history buff and am amazed at what that generation did, I enjoyed the between the lines implications and lessons.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle
  • Robert Morgan
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 0451205944