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So near heaven and surrounded by hell

Date: 1945 - 1969 | Identifier: 0035-b1b-fa
Undated memoir of World War II by General Frank Armstrong, describing his experiences as commander of the VIIIth Bomber Command, the first bomber unit to bomb Axis territory. The memoir relates details of the organization of the command and Armstrong's experiences as a B-17 bomber pilot. Written at the bottom of the title page: 'Gen. Frank Armstrong's story [and] diary, Given by his mother, J.D.K.' Title page is hand-lettered; the body of the memoir is typewritten. more...