Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers and protective plastic contact. Partial date due slip on inside page. Minor wear to book edges and corners.
At Batchelor Field, near Darwin, an American Flying Fortress lies broken with over 1100 shrapnel and bullet holes in its skin. This war-torn B-17C bomber has already performed sterling service in the air battle over the Philippines. Stripped of her heavy armament, she is made ready for transport duty to the beleaguered Aussie Diggers along the northern coast of New Guinea.
In March 1943, she began daily transport service, ferrying American GIs from the jungle battlefields of New Guinea to the US Army Rest Area in Mackay, Qld, for R&R leave. On 14 June 1943, she took off from Mackay Airport on her final, tragic flight. (back cover)