When the Eighth U.S. Airforce showed up in England in late 1942, their belief in the use of the B-17 for daylight bombing of Germany was considered foolhardy. The job of proving the efficacy of the daylight raid fell first to the 30th Heavy Bombardment Group. This is their story during 2(apple) incredibly violent years of warfare. Day after day they pounded the enemy in the face of withering AA fire and savage fighter attacks. The planes kept flying however, kept dumping thousands of tons of explosives on Germany until the war was won. This book avoids the pitfalls of sensationalism yet retains the high tension of those years. It is a real tribute to the 305th and a welcome addition to any war or aviation collection.