History of the 457th Bombardment Group (H)

Suggested Reading

Byers, Roland O.:             Flak Dodger ISBN 0-9614563-0-2, Pawpaw Press 1985

                          Black Puff Polly ISBN 0-9614563-2-9, Pawpaw Press, 1991                                                                           PO Box 9191,
                                                                          Moscow, Idaho.
Bass, James L. :               Fait Accompli ISBN 0-9648926-0-2, 1995 A Historical Account
                                                                                                            of the 457 th Bomb Group (H)
                                         Fait Accompli II ISBN 0-9648925-1-0, 1998 A Pictorial Account
                                                                                                             of the 457 th Bomb Group (H)
                                         Fait Accompli III ISBN 0-9648925-2-9, 2000 A Historical Anthology
                                                                                                              of the 457 th Bomb Group (H)
                                                                           JLB Publications,
                                                                           PO Box 500,
                                                                           Carthage, TN 37030

Welch, John F. :              Dead Engine Kids - ISBN 0-9637909-0-0, 1993
                                                                        Silver Wings Aviation, Inc.,
                                                                        2933 Country Club Drive,
                                                                        Rapid City, SD 57702-5218

The following are no longer in print but may be found in libraries. They are well worth effort in
finding them. [They both are in the Library of the Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum near Savannah,

Blakebrough, Ken.:        The Fireball Outfit The 457th Bombardment Group in the Skies over Europe.
                                                                           Excellent narrative, detailed accounts of some missions,
                                                                           list of missions, air commanders, A/C lost/missing.

Weingarten, Arthur.:      The Sky Is Falling The story of a B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire
                                                                          State Building in July 1945. Detailed reconstruction of incident.