An American bomber crew. A German fighter pilot. And a deadly WWII showdown with a stunning conclusion.
For B-24 bomber pilot Al Lycombing, the mission was history in the making. Dispatched to Benghazi on mysterious orders, he finds nearly 200 other B-24 bombers being assembled and a top secret assignment that will catapult them all into seemingly impenetrable Nazi defenses.
Their mission: a daring low-level attack on Hitler’s extensive oil refineries. But when his co-pilot falls ill, Albert is forced to secretly find help from an unlikely source -a female pilot who ferried a bomber from America. Together, the two launch on the most daring bombing raid of WWII and into the pages of history.
When Heroes Flew is a novel of extraordinary bravery, based on the true story of one of the most historic air raids ever flown. With perspectives from American and German pilots alike, this gripping thriller will keep you listening until the fateful ending.
Praise for the book:
"Buzz Bernard's evocative prose places you right into the cockpit of a World War II bomber. You can feel the vibration, smell the exhaust, and sense the fear." (Tom Young, author of Silver Wings, Iron Cross, The Mullah's Storm, and other novels)