Friday, August 2, 2013


During World War II, American bombers dropped 1,463,423 tons of munitions on German cities and military installations during 74,818 sorties. Such duty was extremely hazardous; 9,949 American bombers and 79,265 American military personnel were casualties of the air war over Germany.

Abbreviations include:

Library branches:

BU: Buder Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

Central Library locations:

CE: Central Express
HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room
ST: Stacks

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 940.544973 [most locations]

Freeman, Gregory A. The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys: Courage, Tragedy, and Justice in World War II. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. HG,CE, SC—940.5405

Grayling, A C. Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan. New York: Walker & Co, 2006. HG—940.544973

Kennedy, Paul M. Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War. New York: Random House, 2013. HG, CE,BU,CP,MA,SC—940.54

Makos, Adam, and Larry Alexander. A Higher Call. New York: Berkley Books, 2013. CP,MA—940.5440922

Middlebrook, Martin. The Battle of Hamburg: Allied Bomber Forces against a German City in 1943. New York: Scribner, 1981. ST—940.5421

Mrazek, Robert J. To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War over Germany. New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. HG,CE, BU, SC—940.5421347

Neillands, Robin. The Bomber War: The Allied Air Offensive against Nazi Germany. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2001. ST—940.544941

Nichol, John, and Tony Rennell. Tail-end Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944-45. New York: T. Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2006. ST—940.544941

Nossack, Hans E, and Joel Agee. The End: Hamburg 1943. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. ST,BU—940.421351

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