Mission to Berlin, WW2 account of the B-17 Bombers in Europe
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Mission to Berlin, a WW2 B-17 Bomber Story 
Misión en Berlín, una 2 ª Guerra Mundial B-17 Bombardero historia 
Mission nach Berlin, ein WW2 B-17 Bomber Geschichte 

The B-17 Flying Fortress is a key player in the book. The four-engined propeller aircraft was smaller than a modern Boeing 737-800 and had a combat radius of about 800 miles while carrying 6,000 pounds’ worth of ordnance and a nine-member crew.  Robert Dorr also touches on the B-17’s less-heralded rival, the B-24 Liberator. The squat-looking aircraft, nicknamed “the box, was faster and heavier than the B-17 and could carry more ordnance, but not fly as high.
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Mission To Berlin by Robert Dorr

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My book about B-17 Flying Fortress crews was published this past spring. The purpose of this message is to encourage you to order a first edition, signed copy directly from the author -- that's me.

The book is a great gift for an aviation person or a military history buff.

"MISSION TO BERLIN" is a general-interest, Stephen Ambrose-style World War II history that focuses on B-17 Flying Fortress crews throughout the aerial campaign and especially those who attacked Berlin on February 3, 1945, in the largest mission ever flown against a single target. The book also includes a new look at the entire bombing campaign in Europe.

The young men who flew and maintained the B-17 are at the center of the story but "MISSION TO BERLIN" also has lengthy passages about Americans who flew and maintained the B-24 Liberator, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang. This book contains a considerable amount of B-24 Liberator material. "MISSION TO BERLIN" is the same size as my "HELL HAWKS" book of three years ago. I have copies of both books available here with the authors' signatures. The two books look great together.

"MISSION TO BERLIN" is dedicated to pilot Marvin D. Lord, co-pilot Robert Des Lauriers, togglier Ray Fredette and tail gunner Frank Chrastka. You'll encounter air aces like Brooks Liles and Grant Turley and bomber pilots like John Pesch and Harris Rogner. The book will be of interest to historians, the warbird community and veterans' and reunion groups. A member of the 376th Bombardment Group read the book in its pre-publication galley and said, "I learned something new from this." He felt the book described what life was like for these men. A bomber crewmember who served in a different theater called this "a universal bomber crew story."

HOW TO GET IT: For a first-edition signed copy directly from me, the author, send me a check for $35.00 to cover book, signature, packaging and shipping. And remember that I'll need your ADDRESS. If you'd like to get a signed copy from me, send a message confirming (1) whom to sign the book for, and (2) the address to which to send it. You do not need to wait for your check to reach me in the mail. For purchasers in Europe, the price is $45.00.

First edition copies will be gone in a few weeks. And please tell others about it! If you have questions, please PICK UP THE PHONE.

Thanks for your support.

Best wishes.

Robert F. Dorr
3411 Valewood Drive
Oakton VA 22124

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Unable to become a pilot because of a hearing impairment, Bob Dorr studied the Korean language and served two tours with the U.S. Air Force in South Korea, where he monitored North Korean radio transmissions. He later spent 28 years as a Foreign Service officer, with postings to Korea, Madagascar, Japan, Liberia, England and Sweden.

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The book is a great gift for an aviation person or a military history buff.

"MISSION TO BERLIN" is a general-interest, Stephen Ambrose-style World War II history that focuses on B-17 Flying Fortress crews throughout the aerial campaign and especially those who attacked Berlin on February 3, 1945, in the largest mission ever flown against a single target. The book also includes a new look at the entire bombing campaign in Europe.

 

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B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War
B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War

Combat Aircraft Vol. 42

Dorr. This book explores the history, technology and crews of the B-29 Superfortress in the context of its service in Korea. Classified as a very heavy bomber and known as an intimidating giant of the sky in WWII, this propeller-driven craft was re-classified as a medium bomber in Korea and crewed by WWII veterans recalled to duty to face the nimble Soviet MiG-15 jet. 96 pages, 70 B&W photographs and 39 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
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B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force

Combat Aircraft Vol. 21

Robert Dorr. Often overshadowed by the bomb groups in the "Mighty Eighth," the 15th Air Force groups that flew the B-24 ceaselessly struck at targets from the bases in southern Italy from late 1943 through VE Day. This is their seldom-told story. 96 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 30 color profiles and more. 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0006070   Price: $22.95
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Chopper

Dorr. This fully illustrated volume presents the history of helicopter warfare with firsthand accounts from the pilots who flew them and the soldiers they transported. Filled with photographs and featuring detailed structural and weapons capacities of each profiled aircraft, this is an indispensable look at how the helicopter changed the face of warfare. 334 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
#0049018    $24.95
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Air Force One
Air Force One

Dorr. For this book, the author has compiled a complete history of the aircraft that have carried our presidents beginning with Teddy Roosevelt's short flight on a Wright Type B biplane in 1910 and continuing through to the huge presidential 747s used today. You'll examine the sophisticated communications, navigation, defensive systems and more. It's a captivating story that gives you an inside look at an American icon. 156 pages, 150 color and B&W photographs, 10"x 10", hardcover.
#0006246    Price: $34.95
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Hell Hawks!
Hell Hawks!

The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht.
Dorr & Jones. This book presents the World War II history of the 365th Fighter Group "Hell Hawks" - who flew the rugged, heavily armed P-47 Thunderbolt in close support of Eisenhower's ground forces advancing across France and into Germany - and shows you how much they had in common with the GIs they supported. 320 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
#0019195
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Korean War Aces
Korean War Aces

Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 4

Dorr, Lake & Thompson. The conflict in Korea saw F-86 Sabres of the USAF take on MiG-15s of North Korea and China. Sound training and skillful leadership soon enabled Sabre pilots to dominate the dogfights. In all, 39 F-86 pilots became aces, and a number of these are profiled in this volume, as are notable pilots from the Navy, Marine Corps and, for the first time, MiG-15 aces. 96 pages, 90 photographs, 3-views, and 58 color profiles. 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0001691
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B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War
B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War

Combat Aircraft Vol. 11

Dorr. No one ever claimed that the B-24 was more elegant than the B-17 or that it performed as well at high altitude, but in rugged climes where long-distance performance mattered - in short, in the Pacific - the B-24 became the right aircraft at the right time. This detailed history covers the planes and the units who flew them. 96 pages, 90 B&W photographs and color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0002229    Price: $22.95
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B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force

B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force

Combat Aircraft Vol. 15

Dorr. This volume takes you through a year-by-year history of the twenty-one B-24 bomb groups that flew with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations, introducing you to the units and their operations. Includes appendices with specifications on all B-24 variants. 96 pages, 100 B&W photographs and 30 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.    #0002862    Price: $22.95 
 
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Marine Air
Marine Air

The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos
Dorr. This first, fully illustrated oral history of the "Flying Leathernecks" finally gives the Marine Air Wing the recognition they deserve. You'll follow their history from World War I, when they began with only 35 aviators, through World War II, when there were 61 Marine air squadrons and more than 10,000 pilots, to Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which "the few, the proud" of the skies continue to protect their comrades on the ground and defend the country they have never let down. 356 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
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----- "Air Combat: An Oral History of Fighter Pilots." A Berkley Caliber Book: New York: Penguin, 2006 (ISBN 0-425-21170-3: Hardcover). To be published in a trade paperback edition, December 2007.

  

----- "U.S. Marines:" San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Press, 2006 (ISBN 1-59223-618-9; Boxed)

  

----- "U. S. Navy:" San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Press, 2006 (ISBN 1-59223-619-7; Boxed)

  

----- "Marine Air: The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos." A Berkley Caliber Book: New York: Penguin, 2005: (ISBN 0-425-20725-0: Hardcover). Later published in a trade paperback edition, Penguin, 2007: (ISBN 978-0-425-21364-3: Trade Paperback).

  

----- "Chopper: A History of American Military Helicopter Operations From WWII to the War on Terror:" A Berkley Caliber Book. New York, Penguin, 2005: (ISBN 0-425-20273-9; Hardcover).

 

----- "Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to the U. S. Army." Series Editor Walter J. Boyne. Alpha Books. New York: Penguin, 2003: (ISBN 0-02-864495-6; Trade Paperback). Also published in a hardcover Russian language edition, 2004: (ISBN 5-699-07781-2, Hardcover).

  

----- "B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War." No 42 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series: London: Osprey, 2003 (ISBN 1-84176-654-2; Softbound)

  

----- "Air Force One." St Paul: MBI Publishing, 2002: (ISBN 0-7603-1055-6; Hardcover)

  

----- "Jumbo Jet Boeing 747-400" Volume 10 in the Airliner Tech Series: North Branch, Minn: Specialty Press, 2002 (ISBN 1-58007-055-8; Softbound)

  

----- "B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2" No 33 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series: London: Osprey: 2002 (ISBN 1-84176-285-7; Softbound)

  

----- "B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force." No 21 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series: London: Osprey, 2000 (ISBN 1-84176-081-1; Softbound)

  

----- "B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force." No 15 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series: London: Osprey, 1999 (ISBN 1-85532-901-8; Softbound)

  

----- "B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War." No 11 in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series: London: Osprey, 1999 (ISBN 1-85532-781-3: Softbound)

  

----- "7th Bombardment Group/Wing 1918-1995" Paducah, Kentucky, 1996: Turner Publishing Company, 1996 (ISBN 1-56311-278-7; Hardbound). Later published in a somewhat different version.

  

----- "Inside the Great Jet Fighters" London: Windrow & Greene, 1996. (ISBN 1-85915-076-4; Hardcover) Also published in a softbound edition with ISBN 0-7603-0306-1

  

----- "P-51 Mustang." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1995 (ISBN 0-7603-0002-X; Softbound)

  

----- "Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk." London: Aerospace Publishing and Westport: AirTime Publishing, 1995 (ISBNs 1-874023-55-7 and 1-88-588-19-6: Softbound)

  

-----"F-86 Sabre" History of the Sabre and FJ Fury." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1993. (ISBN 0-87938-748-4: Softbound)

  

----- "US Coast Guard Aviation." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1992 (ISBN 0-87938-583-9; Softbound)

  

----- "A-6 Intruder: Carrier-Borne Bomber." London: Arms & Armour, 1991 (ISBN 1-85409-003-8; Softbound)

  

----- "Vietnam: The Air War." London: Osprey, 1991 (ISBN 1-85532-145-9, Softbound)

  

----- "U. S. Fighters of World War II." London: Arms & Armour and New York: Sterling, 1991. (ISBN 1-85409-073-9; Hardcover)

  

----- "Desert Storm: The Air War." In the Power series: Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1991 (ISBN 0-87938-560-X; Softbound)

  

----- "Desert Shield: The Buildup: The Complete Story." In the Power series: Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1991 (ISBN 0-87938-506-5; Softbound)

  

----- "Fighting Colors: Glory Days of US Aircraft Markings." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1990 (ISBN O-87938-437-9: Softbound)

  

----- "Air War South Vietnam." London: Arms & Armour Press and New York: Sterling, 1990. (ISBN 1-85409-001-1; Hardcover). Also published in a German language edition.

  

----- "War Handbook: A-6 Intruder." London: Irwin House, 1990 (ISBN 0-13-62520-30-1 Softbound)

  

----- "Vietnam Combat from the Cockpit." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1989 (ISBN O-87938-334-8: Hardcover)

  

----- "U. S. Bombers of World War II." London: Arm s & Armour and New York: Sterling, 1989. (ISBN 0-85368-941-1; Hardcover) 

  

----- "McDonnell F-4 Phantom." Summit, Pa.: Tab Books, 1989 (ISBN 0-8306-8617-7; Softbound)

  

----- "Douglas A-1 Skyraider" Osprey Air Combat Series: London: Osprey, 1989 (ISBN 0-85045-906-0: Softbound)

  

----- "Republic F-105 Thunderchief:" London; Arms & Armour and New York: Sterling, 1988 (ISBN 0-085386-931-6: Softbound)

  

----- "Skyraider." In the Ian Ballantine Illustrated History of the Vietnam War series: New York: Bantam, 1988 (ISBN 0-553-34548-6; Softbound)

  

----- "Vietnam MiG Killers." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1988 (ISBN 0-87938-286-4: Hardcover)

  

----- "Air War Hanoi." London: Cassell and New York: Sterling Books, 1988. (ISBN 0-7137-1783-1: Hardcover)

  

----- "U. S. Jet Fighters Since 1945:" London: Blandford Press and New York: Sterling, 1988. (ISBN 0-7137-1948-6: Softbound)

  

----- "Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker." No 27 in the Modern Combat Aircraft Series: Shepperton, England: Ian Allan, 1987 (ISBN 0-71110-1745- X: Hardcover)  

 

----- "Phantoms Forever." London: Osprey, 1987 (ISBN 85045-742-4: Softbound). Also published in several foreign language editions.

  

----- "Grumman A-6 Intruder" Osprey Air Combat Series: London: Osprey: 1987 (ISBN 0-85045-816-1; Softbound)

  

----- "McDonnell F-101 Voodoo" Osprey Air Combat Series: London: Osprey, 1987 (ISBN 0-85045-752-1: Softbound)

  

----- "Vought A-7 Corsair II" Osprey Air Combat Series: London: Osprey, 1985 (ISBN 0-85045- 626-6: Softbound)

  

----- "Saab Viggen." No 21 in the Modern Combat Aircraft Series. Shepperton, England: Ian Allan, 1985 (ISBN 0-71110-1484-10: Hardcover).

 

----- "McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II" Osprey Air Combat Series: London: Osprey, 1984. (ISBN 0-85045-587-1: Hardcover).

 

Co-authorships by Robert F. Dorr (who in many cases did all the writing)

  

With Jim Benson: "Big Bombers: Strategic Air Command's B-52s, Swingwings, and Stealth." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1989 (ISBN O-87938-374-7: Softbound).

  

----- "TAC Fighters: Air Force, Guard and Reserve Phantoms, Falcons and Eagles." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1991 (ISBN 0-87938-507-3, Softbound)

  

With Chris Bishop: "Vietnam Air War Debrief." London: Aerospace Publishing, 1996. (ISBN 1-847023-78-6; Hardcover). Also published in a subsequent edition with a slightly different name and ISBN 1-880588-22-6.

  

With David F. Brown: "Tomcats Forever." London: Osprey, 1990 (ISBN O-85045-967-2; Softbound). Also published in several foreign language editions.

  

----- "F-16 Fighting Falcons." London: Osprey, 1992 (ISBN 1-85532-236-6; Softbound). Also published in several foreign language editions.

  

With David Donald: "Fighters of the United States Air Force." London: Hamlyn and New York: Crown, 1990. (ISBN 0-517-66994-3; Hardcover)

  

With David Donald and others: "Gulf Air War Debrief." London: Aerospace Publishing, 1991 (ISBN 1-880588-00-5; Hardcover)

 

With Rene Francillon and Jay Miller: "Saab J35 Draken:" Aerofax Minigraph 112. Leicester, England: Midland Counties and Arlington, Tex.: Aerofax, Inc, 1987. (ISBN 0-942548-17--5; Softbound

  

With Randy Jolly: "A-10 Warthog: Supreme in the Tank-Busting Role." London: Osprey, 1991 (ISBN 1-855532-195-5: Softbound). Also published in several foreign language editions.

  

With Thomas D. Jones: "Hell Hawks: The 365th Fighter Group in Europe from Normandy to V. E. Day." St. Paul: MBI Publishing (Zenith Press): Scheduled for 2008

  

With Robert D. Ketchell: "Wings of Gold: Earning Your U. S. Navy Wings." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1990 (ISBN 0-87938-39-5; Softbound)

  

With Jon Lake and Warren Thompson: "Korean War Aces." No. 4 in the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series: London: Osprey, 1994 (ISBN 1-85532-501-2: Softbound)

  

With Neil Leifer: "USS New Jersey: The Navy's Big Guns From Mothballs to Vietnam." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1988 (ISBN O-87938-285-6: Hardcover)

  

----- "USS New Jersey: World War II to the Persian Gulf." St. Paul: MBI Publishing, 2002 (ISBN O-7603-1207-9: Softbound)

  

With Lindsay Peacock: "B-52 Stratofortress: Boeing's Cold War Warrior." London: Osprey, 1995. (ISBN 1-85532-452-0: Hardcover)

  

----- "B-52 Stratofortress: Boeing's Cold War Warrior." London: Osprey, 2000 (ISBN 1-84176-097-8; Softbound)

  

With Jerry C. Scutts: "Bell P-39 Airacobra" In the Crowood Aviation Series. Wilshire, England: Crowood Press, 2000. (ISBN 1-86126-348-1: Hardcover)\  

 

With Norman E. Taylor: "US Air Force Nose art Into the 1990s." London: Windrow & Greene and Stillwater, Minn: Specialty Press, 1991 (ISBN 1-872004-78-4: Softbound)

  

With Warren Thompson: "The Korean Air War." Osceola, Wisc: Motorbooks International, 1994. (ISBN 0-87938-862-5: Hardcover)

  

----- "Korean Air War." St Paul: MBI Publishing, 2003. (ISBN 0-7603-1511-6; Softbound)

  

Translated by Robert F. Dorr

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1993 (ISBN 0-87938-793-9; Softbound)

 

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