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Old 30th August 2023, 23:23
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Need help finding a book

Guys:

YEARS ago, I remember reading a novel centered around a 'kid' (I mean literally==he seems to have been virtually a teenager) who's a crewman of a B17 stationed in England. The novel was set around late 1944/early 1945. The huge raids the 8th mounted in support of the Allies during the Ardennes Offensive was the high point of the book. I cannot remember much more than that...hopefully somebody with a better memory and more working 'brain cells' than I have will remember this novel.

Thanks, ahead of time.
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Old 31st August 2023, 18:47
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I'm pretty sure that it is not the book you're looking for but your 'synopsis' reminded me of one of my old favourites, " Sam and the 100th Bomb Group " by Sam Hurry
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Old 1st September 2023, 23:15
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Re: Need help finding a book

Sure;


The most annoying thing about all this is that, no matter how I slice up or 'massage' the subject (either in my search engine or my library's catalogue), I never seem to get 'fictional' WW2 aviation novels.



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Old 2nd September 2023, 01:47
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The Last Mission, Harry Mazer?
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Old 2nd September 2023, 02:25
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One of my favorited is Flight Deck by Robb White, and of course Le Grand Circe.
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Old 2nd September 2023, 02:44
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Sounds interesting, but I don't think it's the one. I recall that per the Point Of View of the writer did not get shot down (I think).

The thing that I find MOST vexing is that neither Amazon or any of the search engines understand when I ask for a novel, I want fiction.
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Old 2nd September 2023, 15:35
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Re: Need help finding a book

Did you try searching here:

www.worldcat.com

It's the card catalog for every library in the world. No book has ever been published and assigned an ISBN number, fiction and non-fiction, that's not in this data base.
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Old 2nd September 2023, 18:14
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Did you try searching here:

www.worldcat.com

It's the card catalog for every library in the world. No book has ever been published and assigned an ISBN number, fiction and non-fiction, that's not in this data base.
It linked to some kind of 'speedboat' dealer.

EDIT: I found it! 'A Real Good War' by Sam Halpert.

BUT IF you got a card catalogue for everything in the world, I'd love to know about it.
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Old 2nd September 2023, 19:33
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Re: Need help finding a book

Sorrrreeee! I had the URL category wrong. It's ".org" instead of ".com":

https://www.worldcat.org/

Take a look - it'll be worth your time.

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Old 3rd September 2023, 00:25
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Sorrrreeee! I had the URL category wrong. It's ".org" instead of ".com":

https://www.worldcat.org/

Take a look - it'll be worth your time.

L. deZ.


Thanks! All's good. What WAS the most bothersome was how 'normal' search logic didn't seem to work any more.
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