Author: James M. Davis
Works Published by UNT Press
In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II
— Vol. 3: of North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
Published: September, 2007 Pages: 256 Features: 22 b/w illus. 1 map. Notes. Bib. Index.
James “Jim” Davis lived what he considered “an impossible dream’ as he piloted a B-24, as part of the 8th Air Force, on more than thirty missions in the European Theatre during World War II. He flew support missions for Operations Cobra and Market Garden and numerous bombing missions over occupied Europe in the summer and fall of 1944, attacking enemy airfields, airplane factories, railroad marshalling yards, ship yards, oil refineries, and chemical plants. While he and his crew survived without serious injuries, they witnessed the destruction of many of their friends’ planes and experienced serious damage to their own plane on several occasions. more... about In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II
- Military Book Club Selection, 2006