On Thursday, October 14, 1943, 291 B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.
Sixty of those planes never returned and 650 men were lost during the course of that mission.
It was the greatest failure that the United States Air Force had ever suffered and became known as “Black Thursday”.
Martin Caidin’s Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid is a brilliant account of that day that should never be forgotten.
This audiobook uncovers in thrilling detail the build-up to that fateful raid as the ground crew prepare the aircraft and the aviators are briefed on their mission ahead.
By consulting with first-hand accounts and interviewing survivors Caidin’s audiobook takes the listener to the heart of the action as the planes burst into battle in the skies above Western Europe.