The Famous B-24 "Witchcraft": The Enchanted Liberatoraa Unique U.S. Bomber's Experience During WWII
Author: Perry Watts
Publication date: 28th July 2015: PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE TODAY
They call it Witchcraft; at least, they used to. I have to admit not to being an expert on the steady flow of books about the American WWII presence in Norfolk, but here's another title from the on-this-sort-of-subject-reliable Schiffer Publishing. From the blurb:
This book captures the story of "Witchcraft," a B-24 Liberator, based in Rackheath, England, toward the end of World War II, that had a unique record in the 8th Army Air Force of flying 130 credited missions without aborting.This is a sequel to author Perry Watts' 2006 book (also published by Schiffer) on the 467th Heavy Bombardment Group, which sets this Liberator in context. In this book, Watts starts with Witchcraft's creation in the then-largest factory in the world in Michigan, then chronicles its transit like many Liberators to the UK via Brazil and Africa. The narrative provides detailed stories of Witchcraft's often hazardous missions with its Group over occupied Europe and during the battle for Germany 1944-5. This is a special testimony to why and how the B-24 played a key role in the World War II liberation of occupied Europe.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing