Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team

Bombs Away

Cover of Bombs Away
Author John Steinbeck
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)

Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team is a non fiction book by the American author John Steinbeck.[1] It was written in 1942 and published by Viking Press.[1] The book is an account of Steinbeck's experiences with several Bomber crews of the US Army Air Forces during the Second World War.

On accepting the brief for Bombs Away from General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold, Steinbeck wrote to his wife "It's a tremendous job I've taken on and I have to do it well."[2] He was commissioned to write it as part of an effort to increase Air Force recruitment and morale.

Steinbeck traveled more than 20,000 miles in 30 days with photographer John Swope to various Air Force bases in the United States with the assignment of documenting the various jobs needed to form a bombing team.[3]


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